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, Encomium.ng highlights some passages from the Bilble listing the attributes of a good wife :
- A good wife appears modest
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.
- A good wife honours God with her body
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A good wife must take care of her home
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Encomium.ng