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As A Wife

 

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.

– Ephesians 5:22 NIV

(see also Colossians 3:18, Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:1-6)

Did God say, “Wives, submit to your husbands IF…”?

Did God say, “Wives, submit to your husbands WHEN…”?

Did God say, “Wives, submit to your husbands BUT…”?

Neither if nor when nor but is in the words of the wisest.

God’s commandment is clear—wives submit to your husbands. That means God did not command wives to lead the household (He appointed that role to the husbands).

I want to do my best to protect my husband, to protect my marriage. As a fellow wife, I want to take this opportunity to ask other wives who might be reading this to stand with me in that same pursuit, not out of vanity, but out of our desire to please God. We can never be perfect wives, but we can trust in our perfect God to work in and through us to achieve a marriage that will bring glory to Him.

Wives, submit to your husbands.

As a wife, I choose to submit to my husband. I hope you do, too. May you choose to obey God’s command—submit. No ifs, no whens, no buts.

It will not be easy, but I’m sure it will be worth it.