Wives— Marriage


There are many good-natured jokes circulating about the 
creation of Eve. In one of them, Adam said to the Lord, 
“God, I love life in the garden, but I sometimes feel 
lonesome. Can you give me someone to be with me?” 
When the Lord asked man what he wanted, Adam began 
to describe his preferences. Then God said, “Adam, what 
you are asking might cost you an arm and a leg.” Adam 
said, “Lord, what would you give me for a rib?”

Praise the Lord, He gave man a wife, the best earthly 
companion he could have. Someone once said that God 
made woman from the side of man so she could walk with 
him—not from his feet to trample upon him, or from his 
head to control his life. But again, from his side, in order 
to be his companion, counselor, and friend. Does anyone 
have the wisdom and authority to revamp God’s design 
for the family? Let’s look at some Scriptures about wives.


1. Genesis 2:18–25.

Why did God give Adam a wife? 
What are some ways sin has distorted God’s design for family life?


2. Genesis 3:1–20.

How did the devil become involved in Eve’s life? 
Why do you think he tempted Eve instead of Adam? 
What does Eve’s name mean?


3. Genesis 24:1–4.

Where did Abraham send his servant to get a wife for Isaac? 
Why didn’t Isaac marry someone who lived nearby? 
Why is it important whom we choose to marry?


4. Job 2:9–10.

What counsel did Job’s wife give him? Why? 
What did Job say to her? 
What was Job not guilty of in this exchange? 
What do you think of Job’s comment about what we accept from God?


5. Proverbs 18:22.

Why is finding a wife a good thing? 
What blessings can come from God when a man marries? 
How can wives exemplify godliness in their marriage?


6. Ezekiel 24:14–18.

How was Ezekiel judged? 
How did the Lord refer to Ezekiel’s wife? 
Why was he not allowed to mourn her as was the custom? 
Was the incident a foretaste of loss among the people? 
Study the context of these verses.


7. Malachi 2:13–16.

Why do you think marriages failed so often among the ancient Jews? 
How does God feel about divorce? 
How can God help when family life falls apart?


8. Matthew 22:23–30.

What did the Sadducees ask Jesus? 
What did Jesus say about marriage in heaven? 
In what way will we be like the angels in heaven?


9. Titus 2:4–5.

What is one of the roles of a wife in the church? 
What does it mean to be subject to your husband? 
Discuss 1 Corinthians 7:3–5, 10–16, and Ephesians 5:21–25. 
What does submission to one another really mean?


10. 1 Peter 3:3–7.

What did Simon Peter write about a wife’s true beauty? 
How can wives attain this, and how can husbands help them?


From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor

About the Author (2010):

Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where
he has served as pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.

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