Friday, March 16, 2012

Scripture of the Day - March 16, 2012

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Here is a portion of scripture that is very controversial these days. The nerve! Men and women are equal! No man is the boss of me! Ain't no man gonna order me around!

In any kind of group of people, whether it be a family, or a church, or a work environment, or a volunteer organization, there has to be someone who makes the final decisions. If not, there would be chaos. While it is true that we are all equal in the sight of God there has to be a leader, and in the family, God has ordained that the leader be the husband.

The family is compared to Jesus and the church. If we follow the word of God families would stay in tack and prosper in all things. It's when we go outside the Word of God and do what is right in our own minds that we mess up, as is glaringly evident today.

Now here is the clincher. The husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church. The husband has to follow the example that Christ laid out. If the husband follows the example of Jesus the wife will gladly submit to him, she will gladly give in and cooperate and assume responsibility and carry the burden. She would be a fool not to, just as anyone is a fool not to submit to Jesus. The onus is on the husband though to follow the example of Christ and if he doesn't the result is a rebellious wife and upset in the home.

A friend sent me a joke where the husband was standing over the wife making all sorts of ridiculous demands and at the end he said "and then do you know who's going to do my hair?" which she replied, " the funeral director". That pretty well sums up the crux of the matter. If husbands knew their place then it would be easy for women to know their place. Jesus laid the example very clearly so there is no excuse.

~Mary Hynes~

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