Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For 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. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Ephesians 5:21-25
Ephesians Chapter 5 and 6, actually provide alot of insight into Gods plan and intention for the family. These scriptures today are often viewed as controversial, because it shows you how fallen our society has become. And that is and always has been Satans plan, to destroy the Church and destroy the foundation of the family. Because the reality is, without the structure of the family, society completely crumbles, and that is what we are seeing in our generation today
Alot of critics like to “cherry-pick” scriptures to demonstrate this godless belief that the Bible is bad and male chauvinistic. However , they completely skip over the complete context of the scriptures and the meaning behind them. For example, verse 21 “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God” Well this includes everyone, male and female. Everybody should be submissive to each other in a Christ like manner. Meaning we shouldn’t be fighting against each other, we should be looking out for each other “Love your Neighbor” . Now this verse scripture totally debunks the liberals who hate on the Bible. Because male is supposed to be submissive to female, as female is submissive to a male, it’s all in the love of Christ
Marriage is a covenant between One Man and One Woman (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-5) So when were talking about a husband and a wife, this is a covenant between them and God. As the scriptures says “The Two Become One Flesh” (Genesis 2:24) The man and woman are one spiritually. Anything the husband does effects the wife, anything the wife does effects the husband. This is a complete uniting of souls under God. This is why when you try to separate the two, it’s very painful spiritually.
God created Adam (Man) first, and then Eve (woman) was created from Adam. (Genesis 2:7) The reason I bring this up is you have to understand the hierarchy of God, to understand the roles of Marriage. This is why the world today is so against men, again this is an agenda from Satan. To destroy the strong spiritual head of the household. Now I know men of God are few and far between today, which a another sign of the times, however God will always have his remnant and Gods will never changes
When Eve was created, was so Adam would not be alone and to give him a partner. Also the purpose was to populate the Earth. This is why Paul says “Wives submit to your Husbands” because they are partners , a team to work together to raise up children and build a home on the foundation of Christ
As the scriptures says “The Church is subject to Christ” there is a hierarchy in everything in the world. Just as Jesus Christ the Son was in subjection to God the Father, the roles of life are a reality. If people would embrace their role , instead of fighting against it, we will be in the will of God and live a more peaceful life in Christ, Amen!