The Bible appears to be an outdated volume to many, its precepts and perspectives reflecting an outmoded culture and, therefore, inferior to modern evolved concepts. It’s important to emphasize the difference between a caricature of religion in the Middle Ages and the divine revelation of Scripture, but even then many discount any truth or conduct manifest in it. Like this one:
In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands.
1 Peter 3:1a NET
By doing good through submission, the wife wins her husband for Christ, among other benefits. (Read the whole paragraph.) It’s a service, a function, like others in God’s kingdom who seek the good of one’s neighbor, in the same way that Christ humbled himself to rescue humanity.
The one who lives for self rejects the way of God’s Word. He who seeks to bless others will see in the Bible the secret to success in this divine service.
My thoughts, Father, are limited by the smallness of my world, but your wisdom penetrates the universe. Amen.