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October 30th, 2007

God’s Word to Wives

Does your husband deserve your submission? Has he earned it? Does he treat you in such a way as to warrant your response of submission? Are you motivated to submit to your husband? These are painful questions if you bypass the intent of God’s revealed Word.

“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Eph 5:22 (NIV)

In the language of the New Testament, the verb is supplied in verse twenty-one and implied in verse twenty-two. The verb is the word, submit. It means to arrange under. This vital word is not a statement of value or worth, but rather of God’s order. God has arranged the home to reflect God’s order. Your value has already been established by the completed work of Jesus on the cross.   

“For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” Eph 5:23-24 (NIV)

God’s Word to the wife is that she submit to her husband as to the Lord. Because of your right relationship with God you are to willingly submit to your husband. Your submission is not based on your husband’s behavior but on your growing relationship to Christ. You choose to submit to your husband because you have chosen to revere Christ. Your submission is a direct reflection of your devotion to Christ and your obedience to Him.

God knows your situation. He created the one you are married to. God knows what you need and He always has your best interest in mind.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Marriage, Submit.
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