“A GOOD MARRIAGE MUST HAVE ITS FOUNDATION IN YAHSHUA MESSIAH IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE LASTING LOVE AND PEACE AND JOY.” PT 3
Out of our love for Yahshua Messiah wives must submit to their husband. It does not mean that you are inferior in any way. Yahshua submitted to the will of His Father and He is not less than His Father, remember they are one. Remember that even we submit to the government and to each other.
Many women hear that the Bible says to submit to their husbands and think that Elohim wants me to be a slave. That is not fair. They forget that the Bible tells men to lay down their lives. There are also many people that use Scripture to manipulate their spouse, which is wrong.
Women are a huge part of decision making in the household. She helps her husband in making wise decisions and a godly husband will be considerate and listen to his wife. Many times, your wife might be right, but if she is, she shouldn’t try to rub it in your face.
In the same way if we are right, we shouldn’t try to rub it in our wife’s face. As men we are the leaders so in rare occasions when the deadline is near and there is no decision, we have to make the decision and a godly wife will submit. Submission shows strength, love, and humility.
- 1 Peter 3:1 “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.”
- Ephesians 5:21-24 “Submit to one another out of reverence for Messiah. Wives submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Master. For the husband is the head of the wife as Messiah is the head of the congregation, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the congregation (church) submits to Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
Love your wife
We are not to be harsh, provoke, or mistreat our wives. We are to love them as we love our own bodies. Would you ever harm your body? Ephesians 5:28 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Messiah does the congregation (church).”
We are not to be harsh, provoke, or mistreat our wives. We are to love them as we love our own bodies. Would you ever harm your body? Ephesians 5:28 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as the Messiah does the congregation/church.”
Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”
. . . to be continued. . .