husband ruling the wife was part of the curse. So is having great pain in child
birth, and having more children than is manageable. The husband was made to work
hard without ever being satisfied with what he labored for. God did not curse
them. Their own breaking of the spiritual laws caused these things to come into
2:8 tells us that
they that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, so when we receive Him we no longer need to live like this.
has called us to submit to one another. Wives are to submit to their husbands
only, not to men in general. They are to submit as unto the Lord. In other
words, Godís word and will first, then your husband. Submit means: to adapt
yourself to become an agreeable working part of a plan. If your husband wants
you to do something that hinders Godís plan, stand up and say no. The husband
is the head of the wife for he can be the savior of her body as Christ was of
and living in agreement with your husband and the Lordís plan for both of you
is Godís will. When a husband and wife are both walking and working in Godís
plan, they will both be going in the same direction and there will be no cause
for disagreement in vision. God will never give husband and wife conflicting
Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author
of confusion but of peace as in all churches of the saints.
group of men and women got together to decide how they would define and exercise
submission. Here are some of the results:
Submission is being a servant not a taker.
Submitting to the Lordís will for your partner even if it causes
personal discomfort to you.
Submission is a decision and a choice.
Submission is an agreed to partnership, when no party is made less than
Being submissive is exercising power under control.
A submissive person will have a desire to please others and will
recognize the ministry of other individuals, even when it is unlike theirs.
7. Submission communicates even when it is difficult.
8. Submission treads lightly and never refuses to take instructions.
The Lord shares these thoughts on submission:
Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives submit
yourself unto your own husbands as unto the Lord for the husband is the head of
the wife even as Christ is head of the church and He is the Savior of the Body.
Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ so let the wives be to their own
husbands in everything. Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the
Church and gave Himself for us that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word.
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