August 20, 2011

Sacrificial love = submission

Submission is a topic often misunderstood by "the world". Whenever they hear that wives are to submit to their husbands, they scream oppression.

God created the perfect plan in regards to marriage. Submission to our husbands is truly a gift and a blessing.

As a mom of five children my responsibilities in the home are great. It would be beneficial to have a spouse that trusts the Lord and follows Him in obedience as it would allow me to focus on the responsibilities God has laid out for me.

God's perfect plan states that the husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the church. It means a husband's love is selfless. So much so that he would give up his own life to protect her. Wow. What woman in their right mind would choose not to submit to that kind of love?

God knows what He is doing. His ways are perfect. If I can trust Him with my life then shouldn't I trust His word?

The Sacrificial Quotient of Giving
Adrian Rogers

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it.” Ephesians 5:25

A little boy was looking through the family picture album, and he came to a picture of his mother when she was a very young girl. It was taken just after they’d gotten married. The boy asked his father, “Is that when Mother came to work for us?”

Does this ring true in your home? Let me set the record straight. The husband, if he loves his wife as Christ loves the church, is going to love his wife sacrificially. He is going to love her in such a way that he would be willing to lay down his life for her. He’s going to protect her. He’s going to provide for her. He’s going to do what he can to present his wife and family as holy vessels for the Lord’s use.

Are you married? Then how are you doing on the sacrificial quotient of giving to your spouse? If you had to, would you be willing to lay down your life for your spouse?


1 comment:

  1. Amen, amen, and amen!!! Couldn't agree more... you are so right. Adrian Rogers is a wonderful source of true biblical teaching, and I love that a woman/wife/mother isn't afraid to talk about biblical submission! It's become a taboo subject in the Christian world, but it's such an important piece of the puzzle... time for this wife to go do a little soul-searching of her own. Blessings to you! <3

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