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Wives Submit to Your Husband

For Christians and non-Christians alike, this is probably the most known phrase in the bible. This is the verse that all men can believe is true in the bible. I picture the man in his recliner chair, feet propped up, remote in one hand flipping though ESPN, and calling out to his wife, “Woman, bring me a cold one, for it says in the bible ‘wives submit to your husband’”.

Here’s a flow chart:
•Fathers, do not exasperate your children
•Children, honor your mother and father
•Wives, submit to your husband
•Husbands, love you wife like Christ loved the church.

How Much Does Christ Love The Church?
In the old testament, God continues to be let down by the Isrealites. He even refers to the nation of Isreal as a harlet, or prostitute.

In New Testament time through today, God still loves the sinful people on this earth, you and I. He loves us so much that he sent his son to die for our sins. In Matthew 26:39, Jesus asked before he was hung on the cross, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will”. If there was any other way (religions, being good, drinking only water, you name it) but Jesus, God would have granted that one request.

Still, we continue to forget God. We use his name carelessly even to the point of a cussword. We do not keep his laws, we do not trust in the word that he wrote for us. Our pride causes us to believe God is equal to us, if not below us. Worse of all, some deny the fact that He exists.

What if your wife forgot about you, used your name to cuss at others or worse, said it to your face. What if she denied your vows, completely disregarded any note, letter or card you wrote. What if, without any regard to you, sold herself to others, then came home and bore you children that were not yours. In Hosea 1:2, God tells Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by foresaking the Lord”.

“Husbands love your wives like Christ loves the church.” If your wife treated you like the image in the paragraph above, wouldn’t you be filing for divorce? You couldn’t get to the court fast enough.

But this is how Christ loves the church. The church is wicked, sinful, adulterous, prideful, forgetful, un-loving. The Church is us, yet God loves us.

It also says that the Church is the bride, and Christ is the bridegroom. If we are the bride, we must submit to Christ. If He loves us, in all of our sin, it is only fitting that we leave our old ways and submit our life to Him.

Jesus does not sit like a lazy man watching TV demanding his bride to do something she does not want to do. It’s our choice to submit, or not.

Sean McClure


One Response to “Wives Submit to Your Husband”

  1. I don’t know why you even wrote this article trying to convince men not to make demands of their wives? In what world do you live in? Most husbands know better than to order their wives around or else they will catch hell. Normally it’s the order way around. Only the weak-minded, low-self esteem having women will allow their husbands to do this and they are the minority.

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