Submission God’s way (Part 2)
Wives, submit to your husband as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. (Ephesians 5 v 22)
Submit to my husband? No way Jose! That barbaric way of life has been dead since the sixties! That is often the response of countless women after reading Paul’s command above, but the Bible is never wrong. Beginning with the first husband and wife, God established the structure of marriage. Adam was the head of Eve (Genesis 3 v 16) at that moment, God definitively ordained our roles within marriage, and these roles, yet another act of His mercy and grace, are designed to keep order and Administer blessing just as He intended.
Wives are called to submit to their husbands just as they submit to the Lord. And when wives willingly submit to their husbands, they will experience blessings from our loving God. Some wives, if they are married to a difficult or a passive man, or if they tend to be strong willed themselves, will find the roll of submission harder than others, but that does not give them license to disobey the word.
What helps in these situations is to keep the focus on obeying the Lord, not man, for even if any of them (husbands) are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behaviors……(by) the imperishable quality of (your) gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3 v 1-4)
God designed our roles in marriage the same way He designed everything else for His glory and for our good. Wives seek to honor Him with humble desire to come under your husband just as you come under Christ. And, men, strive continually to be a man worthy of our wife’s respect, love and submission.
LOVE IN ACTION
- Each of you choose an activity, riding bikes, bowling, swimming, whatever——-and just do it! Have fun being together, and, no, ladies, you don’t have to let your husband win.
- Think back, both of you, about any bad association you have had with the idea of submission. What were the sources? What truth do you now understand that counters those wrong thoughts and negative connotations?
P R A Y E R
Lord God, it’s one thing to know what you want from me, it’s another to do it. Please teach us and transform us into a wife who respectfully submit to her husband and a husband who is lovingly fill his god-giving position as head of the house.
Let’s continue to keep the Quinn family in prayers. Lets help the family reach their goal by giving and sharing this link. https://gf.me/u/y86prd