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Bible passages that support Adeboye’s attributes of a good wife

The controversial sermon by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, 74, General Overseer of Redeemed  Christian Church of God on Tuesday, August 2, at a convention advising young men to marry a wife who can pray for an hour and cook gets further validation from some passages of the Bible.

Here, highlights some passages from the Bilble listing the attributes of a good wife :

  1. A good wife appears modest

1Timothy 2:9-10

9 – I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

10 – but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.


  1. A good wife honours God with her body

Proverbs 31:30

30 – Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

20 – you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.



  1. A good wife is truthful in all things

Matthew 5: 33-37

33 – “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’

34 – But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

35 – or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

36 – And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

37 – All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.


  1. A good wife must be gentle and friendly

2 Timothy 2:24

24 – And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

Hebrews 12: 14

14 – Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

15 -See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.


  1. A good wife must take care of her home

Proverbs 31:13-15

13 – She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

14 – She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

15 – She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.


  1. A good wife makes sure she can be trusted

Proverbs 31: 10-11

10 – A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

11 – Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.


  1. A good wife must be financially wise

Proverbs 31: 16-18, 24

16 – She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 – She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 – She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

24 – She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.


  1. A good wife must be rich in wisdom

Proverbs 31: 25-26

25 – She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

26 – She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

– Joshua Shobiye for

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