18Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them
UH OH one of todays sociey's BAD words!!! No one seems to want to "submit" to anyone!! If only they could use the Biblical definition fot submission!!! And finish reading the rest of the statement! wHICH IS ALSO A command!! MEN LOVE YOUR WIVES AND DO NOT BE HARSH!!! My mom used to teach a young womens study group and she would always refer to this and tell the womens they need to find a REAL MAN and that submission is such a simple and fullfilling event when you are loved by a man AS CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH!!!!
3: 18-19 Why does Paul talk about submission of wives to husbands as “fitting in the Lord”? This advice would have been helpful for Christian women who were working through many aspects of their new faith, especially what it meant to have freedom in Christ. Paul told them that they should honor their husbands’ leadership in Christ. But Paul had words for husbands as well: “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” It may also have been true that Christian men, used to the Roman custom of the head of the family having unlimited power, were not used to treating their wives with respect and love. Real spiritual leadership involves service. Just as Christ served the disciples, even to the point of washing their feet, a husband should serve his wife. This means putting aside his own interests in order to care for her. A wise and Christ-honoring husband will not abuse his leadership role. At the same time, a wise and Christ-honoring wife will not try to undermine her husband’s leadership. If either spouse neglects this teaching, disunity and friction will occur in their relationship. In Christian homes today, these same principles apply.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and men and women both SUBMIT TO EACH OTHER in equal love and have a loving, lasting,RELATIONSHIP of husband and wife.
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