I wrote a blog around a year or 2 ago about how women are to submit to their husbands. It sure is a touchy subject to a lot of women. For a wife to deny she must submit to her husbands means she must deny the inspiration of scripture itself...
Eph 5:22-24 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.23For 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.24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Colossians 3:18 (King James Version)
Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
1 Peter 3
1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
1 Cor. 11:3 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God
Wives must submit to their husbands as though he were the Lord.
How do some women feel when they hear this I wonder? I will give you the answer, they are angry, defensive, they will say I am not his slave!
Well....Ephesians 5 says "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord." God has asked us to submit to our husbands, just as we submit to our Lord, our Master. "Our Master, you say!" "We are not our husbands slaves!" Servants are slaves and they serve their Master. We are servants also to our Lord as we should be servants to our husbands.
Lady's that read this, please listen to what I Peter 3 says..
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4 Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Sarah had no problem submitting to Abraham, did she? I think a word that women that do not know Christ hate most when talking about the bible or Christianity is the word "Obey". Many women take the word "OBEY" out of their vows of marriage.
When we submit to our husband by obeying him, we are submitting to God and that is the most important thing in all of this. We are submitting to God, we are practicing what the Word of God tells wives to do. We need to remember this in those times we find hard to submit to our husbands and there are times even if they are few that all women do struggle with submission. Some suggest that a wife submitting to husband makes her a second class human, or inferior to men. This is wrong. Husbands and wives share equal rights as humans. The husband is not "higher" than the wife because she must submit to him!
I do believe as we submit to our husband we are giving him the strength to lead his wife and children. He has more confidence in himself knowing that we trust and rely on his wisdom and the decisions he makes for his family. Women that stand behind their husbands a lot of times are the emotional strength and their roles are just as important in a marriage. When your children see how you submit to your husbands, they also will usually follow that pattern. Also when we submit we make it so much easier for our husbands to follow Gods Word When a husband loves his wife as Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25-33),
So ladies remember God has given us this special role to live by, let us remember that first and foremost we are pleasing Him and then our husbands. Our goal should be to be like the Proverbs 31 woman. I'm working on it....