KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:24 “Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything”.
The family is the smallest unit of our world societies. The state of our world is a direct result of how the simplest unit that is the family is. God’s word instructs us on what to do so that the home or the family would be that healthy place which would be reflected in our communities, towns, states, nations and the wider world as a whole.
Our key scripture instructs wives to be subjected to their own husband in EVERYTHING as the church is subjected to Christ. (Note: since the bible relates marriage to Christ and the church, it suggests that, the actions of the man would not threaten the existence of the wife as a human being)The scripture gave no condition to this. It did not say, submit to them if they are good husbands. Neither did it say submit if they are able to meet all their requirements as husbands. If you are a child of God who is ready to allow God’s word to rule your actions, then do as the scripture says. The word said subject yourself to them in everything. The word subject means “to arrange under or to subordinate or to obey. This is an attitude of reverence.
Every wife must heed to this instruction and obey their husbands in everything. Do this as a command from the Lord. Do it as God’s assignment for you in the home. Obey him in all things and at all times.
In Luke 6:31, our Lord Jesus taught His disciples that “And as you would- that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise”. This verse does not mean wait for them to do to you what you desire. No!, the principle is sowing and reaping. You always reap what you sow. Keep sowing acts of obedience and submission to your husband. Do not give up even if it seems he is not treating you rightly. You would definitely reap a harvest of a kind loving husband if you do not give up.
This is a principle of life and its works every time, and everywhere. Let the word rule your life
Father every command or instruction of scripture carries with it the ability to be obedient. I receive the ability to relate rightly to my partner in Jesus name.
1 Peter 3:1-2 ” Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear”.
1 Peter 3:5-6 ” For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement”.