Saturday, March 3, 2012

Why Should A Wife Be Submissive To Her Husband?

by Aleta Kay

          Before I get into the article I just want to apologize for being so lax in my postings lately. I’ve just been really tired, so for all of you who are prayer warriors, please keep me in your prayers.
          I’ve heard women say that God must hate women because He says they have to be submissive to their husbands. I’ve heard other women say that this is no longer valid for today’s society. Both thoughts are wrong. Here is why:
          In the garden of Eden Satan came to Eve (he didn’t go to Adam) and seduced her into disobeying God. God had told Adam and Eve that they could eat the fruit of any tree they wished—except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve wanted to obey God. They had a close relationship with Him and they wanted to keep it that way. But that old snake in the grass (he really wasn’t a snake yet) told Eve that God wasn’t being truthful with her. He told her that the fruit of that tree would make her as wise as God. In fact she would be like God (scientology: you can be your own god, make your own rules, heal yourself, etc.) Don’t we all want to be intelligent and wise? So Eve ate the fruit and “her eyes were opened” and she now knew right from wrong; good from evil. Life had been perfect and there had been no wrong before then. Everything had been right. Everything had been good.
          God, in His great love and mercy, told Eve (and subsequently all women as recorded in Ephesians chapter 5 and other places) that she would have to submit to her husband. This is real freedom, ladies! Because God holds your husband accountable for your actions because he is supposed to be able to rule his household (and NOT with a heavy hand or an iron fist).  If you love your husband you must be careful to obey him, care for him, make home his place of refuge (even if you have an outside job). You must behave in a manner that will not get him in trouble with God.
          If your husband is not saved (born again by asking God’s forgiveness for his sin, asking Jesus to be his Lord and Savior, and trying through the power of the Holy Spirit to turn his life around) you still must be submissive with much prayer and seeking God’s will on your part that you may not enter into your husband’s sin. You must live an exemplary example before him and pray earnestly that God will save his soul.
          I have met a few women who go to church, profess Christianity, and refuse to do anything for their husbands. They use church and their “religion” as an excuse to berate him and exalt themselves above him. It is not my place to judge, but the word of God clearly teaches that if you treat others with contempt “the love of God is not in you, for how can you love God and hate your brother?” How we treat EVERYONE is very important.
          “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32

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