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To what extent should we submit to our husband?
Date Asked: Mon-Jun-2011
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“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22.
The extent of a wife’s submission to her husband as instructed by the Holy Spirit is “as unto the Lord”. So, to what extent do you think you should submit to the Lord? Is there any extent to which you feel you should no longer submit to the Lord as He demands your submission? If indeed you are a true child of God, I want to believe you know the answer to your question now. Please note that there’s no condition attached to that scripture e.g. if he is a good husband, if he takes good care of you, if he is good... good...and good. No! There’s nothing like that. Verse 23 of Ephesians 5 says why you should submit: “...becuase the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church.” The Church is submissive to Christ except it’s a rebelious church. I hope you will not want God to look at you as a rebelious wife?
Don’t say, “but my husband does not obey verse 25-29 of that same scripture”. That is his part. If he does it, fine, but if he does not, he will answer God for that. Or do you want to be like him before God? Remember the Bible says, “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.” Don’t join others to do what God look upon as wickedness, even if that ‘others’ is your husband. Be careful!!!