Thursday, February 17, 2011

just a thought from my bible reading

Eph 5:21 - and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

what if we took this one verse to heart? What if we really strived to submit to each other. What would our marriages look like?

Often we miss Eph 5:21 when reading 5:22-33 but dont miss it. Both husbands and wives have a part to play in submission.

What if, I as a husband, loved my wife. Not just love but a love that is willing to lay down life? This is my part to a healthy relationship with her. My part is not to make sure she is submissive. This will flow naturally from an overwhelming love. If i have to demand her to be submissive does that reflect Christ in this scripture?

Christ never demanded me to submit to Him, but once I experience His love I have no issue submitting to Him.

I believe it all starts with the husband!

What do you think??

1 comment:

  1. Good Stuff Steven...I enjoyed your thoughts in this post...we have a mutual friend Sherry Heard...