Scriptures on Being a Good Wife
Here are a few scriptures on being a good wife. Though there are many more, I will relate four scriptures that are very applicable.
Proverbs 31:10 (KJV)
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10)
This is a rather mesmerizing verse to me in that it shows us that even a few thousand years ago, a virtuous and godly wife was a hard find. Honestly, if it was a hard find a few thousand years ago, how much more will it be in today’s world.
This also shows us that whether someone is endeavoring to be a godly husband or wife, it will not come by accident. There must be a certain amount of spiritual elbow grease exerted in order to meet a Biblical standard.
1 Peter 3:1
In I Peter 3:1, Peter is exhorting women that are married to men walking contrary to the scriptures. His advice for them is to win them by their beautiful behavior rather than their carefully constructed arguments. This beautiful behavior is characterized by a spirit of honor and thankfulness according to Peter’s teachings. We deal with this is in our marriage book, How to Fight for Your Marriage Without Fighting with One Another. This verse says:
“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not
the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;” (I Peter 3:1)
In Titus 2:3, Paul teaches:
“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,”
When considering scriptures on being a good wife, it is also important to consider Paul’s teachings to Titus. He emphasizes the need for godly wives to teach younger wives how to love their families. Obviously, this is not something that comes naturally. It is a learned spiritual trait.
Proverbs 14:1 states:
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”
Solomon is teaching that a wise woman will be a support rather than a hindrance to the spiritual advancement of her home. She will not tear her home down through criticism, anger, and disrespect toward her husband, but rather, she will use faith, godly behavior, praise, and kindness.