“Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
and quiet spirit,
“Spirit” means disposition or attitude in this verse. This wife grounds herself in the principles of grace. She understands what God has done for her; therefore she is serene and tranquil. She is at peace in herself, in her disposition.
A quiet spirit is a calm spirit. She is peaceful in her attitude. She is not full of hostility. This wife is settled on the inside. She possesses a serenity of soul, even though her husband is a jerk.
Again, this word does not imply that this woman sits behind the scenes afraid to speak. She may be very gregarious, yet she is quiet on the inside. She is settled in her soul. She does not rage because of her insecurities. No military campaign wars within her soul. She has a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction with God’s plan for her life. There is no raging sea inside her. Therefore, this has nothing to do with speech or talk.
A beautiful woman is at rest on the inside.
We all know some men who would love to have a mouse rather than a woman for a wife. They do not want her to talk in public. This is contrary to Scripture.
The Word of God argues in the word “quiet” for the wife to be minus nagging, complaining. God wants a woman with a relaxed attitude – at rest, at peace within herself. This is God’s perception of a beautiful woman.