Friday, October 7, 2016

A Woman's Response to Submission

  A Woman’s Response to Submission
                                  Ephesians 5:21-23
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. . .

The responsibility of all believers is to submit to one another. When we submit mutually to each other, we approach all of our relationships with humility, unselfishness, self-denial, and a desire to meet the needs of the other person. It is commanded that every Christian wife is to be in subjection to her own husband. This does not mean every woman is to be submissive to every man, but that submission is an attitude which shows a loving act of obedience and a willing spirit to submit to her husband. Submission is not the husband’s to command but for the wife to willingly and lovingly offer to her husband as unto the Lord–––who has given this command regardless of her husband’s personal worthiness or spiritual condition.

Do you have a husband who’s life-style is a trial to you, either because he's unsaved or he's a disobedient believer? Has your husband failed to fulfill all of your hopes and the expectations you desired in a husband? Are you struggling with his authority over you? Dear wife, all the more reason to be submissive, to demonstrate to him a respectful kind of behavior. Adorn your heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit which is precious in the sight of God and every husband’s dream (1 Peter 3:1-4). 

When a wife does not submit, there is deviation from the design of God causing the relationship between the husband and wife to be dysfunctional. God has designed the body to respond to the head and has designed the husband to be the head of the wife. (We are not speaking about abuse, it is another matter.) Responding to your husband as if you were responding to Christ is submission.

Lord, without reluctance, I submit as unto You.

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