Monday, February 10, 2014

Godly wives

In this day and age when feminism is the ultimate campaign of becoming a fulfilled woman, much criticism can come to such a discussion like this- one that encourages women to be good wives. The popular message promoted today is to be self determined in self promotion and self satisfaction and in fact that women have a right to be 'selfish'.
Ephesians 5:22 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 o f which he is the Savior. Now, as the church submits to Christ so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
In this moment, I beg you readers not to bark out "how dare she, how could she believe such tripe, no man can tell me what to do. I am my own person".
If you read further, Eph 25, you will read that husbands are required to love their wives as Christ loved the church nd gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the words and to present her to himself as a radiant church... In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 

You see, God meant for man and woman to love each other and to be for each other, not against...

1 comment:

  1. "Submit" does not mean "take orders". It means to defer to authority. We live in a world where rebellion against authority is the norm and even considered a good thing. It is anything but!. Everyone needs to be under some authority. At the same time, while the wife must submit to the husband's authority, the man must submit to God's. Seems to me that man has the tougher assignment!