We're in a section of this letter where Peter calls us as Christians to submit to God-given authorities. In chapter 2, he tells Christians citizens to submit to government authorities, even pagan authorities. He tells Christians employees to submit to their bosses, even mean bosses. We saw last week that he calls wives to submit to their own husbands, even unsaved husbands, because through her testimony and life, he may be won to Christ.
But in verse 7, Peter turns to the men. So, husbands, if you were "amening" a little too loudly lastly week, if you were thinking "Hey. This is great. I always thought I liked Peter the bold fisherman. He really was a man's man. He told the women and let us off the hook." Actually verses 1-6 were just the bait to get us on the hook and this week he's going to reel us in.