A Paraphrase of 1 Peter 3:4-6
-Brothers and sisters; let your glory and adoration be from your heart. Filled with the indestructible beauty of a gentle and loving spirit which is precious in God’s sight.
In days long past the holy women, who placed their hope in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; as Sarah obeyed Abraham. She called him lord. You are now her children when you do that which is right without being afraid or stressed.
Be committed to each another, not out of fear or force, but with a joyful and willing heart. And be in full compliance to God‘s commands, from a love and desire to please Him.
Let our heart be filled with praise,
And our love for Him be known.
In word and deed give Him praise,
That all may know we are His own.
Let our lives reflect His beauty,
Shining in His mercy and grace.
Let us comfort those we see,
That they may know His grace.
Let our hand to Him be raised
In heart filled worship and love.
This is our desire, to honor Him
For His great love and mercy.
He is our God, we honor Him,
His is our Lord and will ever be.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 02 November 2018