Ephesian-24 “Wives submit yourself to your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.”
Submit in Greek is Hupotasso, it means to subordinate.Subordinate means consider yourselves as being secondary to, dependent on and adapt yourself to him. Wife’s obedience to the husband should be as the church is to Christ, a wife is to submit herself; same degree the church submits herself to Christ-completely. A wife is to submit herself to her own husband in everything; that is the standard. It is the way some husbands who do not obey the word would begin to do so, when you bring yourself under them and adapt yourself to them (your chaste behavior).
What is the root cause of wives not submitting?
Fear and anxiety- Fear of what they heard around them. Your mother tells you don’t do it, your friends tell you don’t do it; they show you people who did it and what happens to them. But child of God, the question you need to ask yourself is- Are they living the word of God? The Bible asked us to follow the example of Sarah (who called Abraham Lord)
What are the elements of submission?
- Adapt yourself to your husband- adjust yourself to him. Don’t change your husband. Don’t go into marriage with chisels and hammers, if you need to, use it on yourself! Leave the other person toGod
- Subordinate yourself – place yourself under your husband’s authority and leadership, agree to play second fiddle to your husband.
- Yield ground to your husband, give him respect, defer to him , honour him, acknowledge the headship of your husband, actually verbalize to yourself that “this man you are my head” confessing the headship of your husband over you, does something to you and your marriage
Why should you do all these four reasons?
He is your head –the Bible says he is your head, you were created for Him, he is first in God’s order and Because God says so.