Sunday Service 20 September 2020
Today we’re looking at another area where Peter tells this local church of how their knowledge of Jesus Christ impacts their lives. Last week with Terry we looked at the world of work; this week we look at how it can affect a marriage relationship – although, as we’ll see, this teaching is for all of us, married or not. Peter reminds us that Christ gives us all an example of behaviour that is humble and not demanding of our rights. He applies this to wives – but also in exactly the same way to husbands. This teaching was therefore seen as very radical and elevated wives to the same status as husbands. That was not the culture in those days although, thankfully, it is (in theory) today. I think the challenge is to all of us to be humble and not pushy in all our relationships – of course this is no mandate for an abusive marriage for either partner. You may well know that this is sometimes seen as a controversial passage – which is why I thought the Vicar should have a go at trying to make sense of it in our society!