“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord” (Colossians 3:18).
The responsibility of a wife in marriage is to submit to her own husband. She is to respect and give honour to her own husband. Out there in the world, this may sound outlandish, but if you’re born again, this is God’s standard for marriage. A woman submitting to her husband doesn’t mean becoming a slave to him; it means obeying Him in the Lord and in the Word of God.
Submitting to the husband’s authority doesn’t make a woman any less than God’s best! Following this simple truth will spare many folks heartache in their marriage relationships. It’ll get rid of the squabbles and anger. Some women love to antagonize their husbands and that’s wrong; the moment he says, “Let’s go right,” they turn left straightaway in their minds. This ought not to be.
For a woman, learning to respect, honour and encourage her husband will certainly create a positive influence that’ll make the man treasure and value her in a way she never thought possible. Her opinions and counsel will matter greatly to him. A wife’s true beauty lies in her spirit, but that inner beauty begins to glow outwardly as she learns the secret of obedience! The moment a woman begins to act in rebellion to her husband’s headship, her beauty evaporates.
The Bible says, “Married women, in the same way, be submissive to your husbands…Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses. Instead of that, it should be a new nature within--the imperishable ornament of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is indeed precious in the sight of God” (1 Peter 3:1-4 WNT).
I urge you today to follow God’s Word in your marriage—it will make your marriage peaceful and beautiful.
Dear Father, thank you for your Word that gives us the key to a joyous and prosperous life! I pray that every marriage relationship involving your children all around the world will experience the bliss, peace and prosperity that you’ve ordained right from the foundation of the earth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )