Who put that in my Bible?
“Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.” 1Pe 3:7 NKJV
If I were to narrow that verse down to the nitty-gritty, I’d say it says “Be understanding of your wife, and honour her, or God may ignore your prayers.”
The Greek word rendered as “hindered” is Ekkopto, and it literally means “cut off”. Most of the uses of this word in the New Testament indicate the pruning or cutting down of a plant. So, if we are not acting rightly towards our wife, the Lord “cuts off” our prayers.
What does “acting rightly” mean? Probably a lot more than we would like. In fact, I suspect God’s expected behaviour from husbands is well beyond what most of our brides hope for. God seems to have a soft place in His heart for women. They are His daughters, and He does not take kindly to them being treated as less precious than He made them.
Just something to think about and pray on!