The Power of Submittance

September 7, 2012

Oh women, it’s our job to sumbit, say what? How is that fair? We are liberated women right? Have you ever been to a wedding and heard the traditional sermon about husbands love your wives as Christ loves the church and wives submit to your husbands? I’m guessing most of you have and I’m also sticking my neck out and guessing that there are a few of you who have felt that the women get the raw end of the deal here. I’m sorry, but men have a tough job here, they are to love their wives as Christ loves the church…He died for the Church people! If you want to begin to understand Christ’s love for the church and how that plays out in a relationship read the book of Hosea, God calls Hosea to demonstrate that kind of love and it’s incredible. If you want to read the book in novel form Francine River does a phenomenal job in her book Redeeming Love.

In small group last week we were talking about these verses and we read this verse in reference to wives submitting to their husbands:

3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own 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. 1 Peter 3:1-2

Those are stinking empowering verses ladies! The way I see it submitting empowers us, by submitting to our husband we have the power to change them, to win them over to Christ if they are not believers. That is some powerful stuff.

If I may offer this one piece of advice: marry a Godly man, you deserve to be loved like that and if you aren’t married or are married to an unbeliever know that Christ’s love for you is absolutely amazing and unconditional whether you love him back or not. So next time you hear this verse know that neither of us are getting a bad deal, both sides have their perks!

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