Wives submit to your husbands. Ephesians 5:22
One of the most misinterpreted Bible verses. I see so many non-Christians poke fun at this verse. Trying to pin it against Christianity. If only they knew the true context behind this passage. My heart longs for everyone to know the true meaning.
This is why it's actually so incredibly beautiful.
Submission is a position of giving honor and respect. It's to give one's life and to be humbled. This is a biblical marriage.
A wife submitting to her husband is in no way putting lesser value on the woman. Hear me out here. Jesus submitted to the will of the Father. Jesus is in no way of lesser value then God because they are ONE. Just as a marriage. When you become married you become ONE with that person. No one in your relationship can be below the other. You're a equal team with different roles. When a wife is dearly loved by her husband as the church is loved by Christ, submission is not difficult because it is such a beautiful intricate thing.
The bible says "Husbands love your wife as Christ loves the church.
Christ loved the church so much that he literally laid down his life for us. We are to submit out of reverence for Christ. Which means "I know who Jesus is, I love and respect him. He is the God of the universe. Because I love Jesus, I am going to say I'm sorry first. Because I love Jesus I'm going to act in love today even though I don't feel like it at all." You don't submit because your spouse deserves it, you submit because it is pleasing to the Lord.
Matthew Henry wrote, “The woman was made out of Adam’s side. She was not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved.”
The next time you hear the words "Wife and submit" in the same sentence, I hope you think of it differently. Think of the resemblance between this and Jesus to the church. So dang beautiful<3