1. Verses 1-7. What qualities in wife and husband make for a happy and harmonious wedded life?
In addition, what special results can sometimes follow if the individuals concerned behave as a Christian wife or husband should?
2. Verses 8-12. What characteristics are mentioned here that should mark Christians in their relations:
(a) with one another, and
(b) with non-Christians who work or speak evil against them?
What is the way to blessing according to:
(a) Ps. 34:12-16 (here quoted), and
(b) our Christian calling? Cf. Matt. 5:11, 12, 44, 45.
Apply these standards to your own life in self-examination and prayerful concern.