Good morning brothers and sisters. If any of you know me, you know that I am an independent woman. But if you know me, you also know that I want to do what the Lord commands of me. The one scripture that I had a really hard time with is of course the submit to your husband part. But as I grew in the Lord, the submitting to my husband becomes easier. See we have a negative thought about the word submit. We think it means something bad. Let's take a look at that scripture and then we will break it down. And then it will not have such a negative meaning. It is up to us Godly women to change the thinking process around this scripture. Ephesians 5:22-28. 22- Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. See I think everyone leaves out the "as to the Lord" part. 23- For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. See God did create Adam first. We were taking out of the side of Adam to be the helper. Husbands being the head does not mean we are less than anything. It is the design that God created. Husbands are the leaders. 24- Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Jesus loves the church- which is us. So too should we love the one we do life with. No where does it say that you will agree on everything. But as one, you work it out. You don't get to just walk away and call it quits. But see that is where most people stop. They don't go any further because then their argument falls apart. But let's look what is commanded of husbands. 25- Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26- that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27- that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. See husbands are to love their wives like Christ loves us. And we know that Christ is so very loving in all His ways. Husbands you have a role in this also. He gave you commands too. Wives, stop reading and focusing on the word submit and read all the Scripture. See as we learn to fully submit to Christ, did that offend you? But as we learn to submit to Christ, then we learn to submit to our husbands. 28- So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. See not so bad. Get over that one word. Husbands don't use that one word to overpower your wife. When husband-man and wife-woman come together in marriage they become one unit. When you mistreat each other it is as if you are mistreating yourselves. No one does that. Let's bring back marriage as it is define by Christ. One husband-man and one wife-woman and with Christ in center a complete union. I know that the world today doesn't see it that way. But we are not of the world. And we have to follow all commands in the scripture. We sometimes have to go back to the basics. Have a blessed day! Rise up child of God, rise up!
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