Saturday, March 24, 2007

Wives to submit to husbands in everything

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 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.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY


Everything? Honey.......

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does it bother you how irrelevant you are? God's Word will stand the test of time. Your nasty little web site will burn and crash.

Lenny said...

Anonymous,

This "nasty little web site" pretty much is "God's Word" and a bit of irrelevant commentary from the author.

What is your issue with it again?

space said...

The topic of headship and authority was established in Genesis and it was still prevelant in the NT. The only reason why this topic rubs some people the wrong way is because 21st century culture preaches equality from an authority point of view between genders.

Husbands and wives are commanded to love the other. A husband should understand therefore what is acceptable and what isn't when requesting his wife submit.

mark said...

reading further....28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church—

The husband is meant to be a leader of the household. A provider that feeds and cares for his wife. I'm glad my future wife has no problem with this verse and is such a serving person. I think a lot of women take this the wrong way because they have or have seen another woman be taken advantage of by a demanding man. I do things for my future wife and in return she does nice things for me, such as serving dinner, cleaning the table off, and ironing clothes without me asking. (I can do my own, but if she wants to do it as a service then I'm not going to get all fired up and tell her I can iron my own clothes.) When I have a wife I will take care of her as if she were my body. When we get married the two of us will be come ONE.

People who are objective to this doesn't know what its like to have a servant's heart.

Anonymous said...

Does the Lord want us to submit to anything other than godliness? Of course not. Jesus NEVER submitted Himself to "aid and abet" someone in their sin. Never. He only submitted Himself for the furtherance of His righteousness, holiness and to bring one towards God. Oftentimes, husbands want wives to submit to their own form of godliness and even to their own sexual lusts. Nowhere in scripture does God approve lust. A wife does not have to submit to anything other than the God's Love. A wife who does will suffer the consequences of a mind and heart of lust. Not all things are honorable in the marriage bed because a husband who has an adulterous heart and lustful heart for his gain will be judged by God and a wife who submits to that way of thinking is partaking in her husband's sin. God wants lust to stop and wants a wife not to participate in the sins of her husband. Yes, wives are to submit to a husband as she would to the Lord. Would the Lord want her to bring unholiness to Him? Never. God cannot bless a marriage founded on a husband's lust for sex over his love for his wife as a person. To go even further, no wife would ever conceive of leaving a husband who loves her with God's Love. I personally have never met one. The truth is: A wife is to submit to everything only if it is God's Love. To partake/join with a husband who lusts for his own pleasures rather love his wife as the Lord Loves her is to sin against God. It is never right to sin, even for a husband. To do so will bring spiritual death to a wife. Sadly, many Christian husbands are encouraged to be whatever they are and expect a wife to follow, all under the guise of "submission." No wonder "Christian" marriages are failing as equally as the lost world's and even pornographic sites use the "wives submit in everything" banner as their motto. What is wrong with this picture? Oh how the Lord's heart must be grieved at the misuse and abuse of submission.

STEPcoach said...

This is a passage which confuses many non-Christians and also Christians who have not really thought through it. To submit within a family is no disgrace. Just as a 4-star general has great honor, responsibility, and respect within the military (no one would call him a subservient slave!), even so he has an officer above him - the commander-in-chief. And the wife is far above all others within the family with the blessing and full confidence of her only higher officer. And, as the commander-in-chief respects and honors the decisions of his general, he may step in to settle a dispute or to make crucial decisions. Does the top general resent his commander doing this, no, of course not! Without some chain of command, the military would progress in chaos.

Taming Ofshrew said...

Yes we need to submit.

http://truefeminismnaphtali.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-taming-of-shrew.html