Thursday, March 15, 2012

Scripture of the Day - March 15, 2012

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

We must have a full understanding of exactly what this word submit means here and in the following verses. It does NOT mean that some are bullies and the others cower before them. Paul is very specific that the pastor not lord over the saints.

Here is what the Strong's concordance says about the word submit...A Greek military term meaning "to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader". In non-military use, it was "a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden".

The ONLY kingdom in the church is the KINGDOM OF GOD, but some are determined to have their own little kingdoms and will not cooperate, nor assume any responsibility, nor carry the burden. They want things their own way and watch out if they don't get it!! This goes opposite of God's command and Paul's admonition here.

So much struggle in the church would cease if egos were not so large and fragile and people were willing to give in and do what's right for the greater cause. The church would function as it was meant to.

~Mary Hynes~

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