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Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

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I’m sure some will react to the passage of the day – right away!  Marriage is a God given institution between a man and a woman (God’s design was for marriage to be between a man and a woman – humans in their sin have changed the social norm but not the God ordained design). Marriage takes work and effort. It is not simply find a mate and marry. Serving the Lord needs to be at the center of your marriage if it is to be pleasing to God. We’ve seen some Biblical instructions about marriage and the marriage relationship in the Scriptures. Today I want to write about the subject of submission.

Submission is not a subject that many like to highlight.  Women especially don’t like it – yet it is still part of Scripture.  We’ve all read the Ephesians passage – our passage today.  Ephesians 5:22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  Men have this one memorized and fail to read the verse before and those that come after it.  Ephesians 5:21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Continue reading

January 2, 2015 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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