This is one hot and steamy topic but it’s one that’s necessary especially in these days. Growing up I thought submission to my husband would have been as easy as 123 but… well… lemme tell you this… It’s not as easy as I thought it would’ve been. As a matter of fact it’s not easy at all. It’s all about being obedient to God. Being willing to let go of what you think is right and allowing God to renew your mind.
These are some bible verses concerning submission to husband Ephesians 5:22-23 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
So… does submission mean that my opinions and ideas must always be overshadowed by my husband? Or is it ok to state how I feel, my desires, my wants? Does it mean that having an argument is out of the question? What about if I see my husband doing something that I know would end up in chaos is it ok for me to say what you’re doing is wrong? What about the finances should I interject if I think the money is not being handled correctly with good reasons? Like where is the line drawn?
According to Jacky Hill Perry, “submission is not agreeing on everything , it doesn’t mean leaving your brain at the alter, it doesn’t mean you dont try to influence your husband positively. Being submissive does not mean getting all of your spiritual strength from your husband, neither does it mean living or acting in fear of your husband. It is Following his lead in everything that honors God.”
Yes you are still an individual with a mind of your own, no you dont have to keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself. In everything you do, do it as unto God. I know I know women can be really fiesty and impulsive, speak your mind now then regret it later. I speak from experience🙈. In all seriousness we need to be honorable in what we say and how we say things.
Alot of people ask the question so what if my husband wants me to do something illegal or something that’s not Christ like? For that answer refer to the above 3rd paragraph last line…. Okay I’ll repeat just incase you don’t want to read it again… I got you…. It says: follow His lead in everything that honors God. So no you dont have to accompany him to rob the bank.
This brings me to my final point, our loyalty, reverence, honor, priority must first be to God. We ought to submit to God first and foremost, and in submitting to God you will in turn submit to your husband. In addition to that the scripture says in 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Knowing that God is leading your husband is reason enough to let go of the reigns. Need I say more? Submitting to your husband is being obedient to God. Case closed.