Should A Husband Submit To His Wife?
July 8, 2008
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Should a husband submit to his wife? A smart one will….
This was an interesting question, should a husband submit to his wife? When you really get into reading the Bible you will find some very interesting stuff, it’s just purely deep. There is a situation in the Bible where God himself told the husband to submit to the wife and the husband did. It’s in the story of Sarah and Abraham, you will have to look it up and read it. They were going through a very rough period and finally God had to step in and said, do what she says. It eventually brought peace back to the home.
In my opinion we’ve got the whole submission thing messed up. Some well meaning religious people have taken submission out of context from a few scriptures in the Bible and placed women in servtitude to serve their own self interests and nearly doormats. The confussion comes over scriptures written in Ephesians 5:22, wives submit to your own husbands as unto the Lord. People that use that scripture to control, totally leave out the scripture right before it – submitting yourselves ONE to THE OTHER in the fear of God. They also leave out the fact that God called the man to be led of his spirt when operating as a husband. No man being led of the sweet and nuturing spirit of the Lord is going to have any problem getting his wife to submit to anything. So if you are one of the types that wants a submissive wife then be the type of husband that God commands – loving, kind, considerate, self sacrificing, nurturing, excellent work ethic, provider, helpful and a blessing.
When the scriputures are used in context, then submitting to one another in the fear of God brings peace. A husband should submit to his wife when he knows that the wisdom she provides is in the best interest of their family. That is why God over ruled Abraham and said, listen to Sarah and he did. Ask God to give you discernment when dealing with your spouse, then you will know how to use submission properly and when it is in your best interest to submit to your wife.
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