FAMILY: THE WIFE

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Dr. James Dobson, family counselor, affirms that America is built on the family! Last week we looked at the husband. Now we look at Eph 5:22-24 to see what God wants the wife to be: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” This is contrary to our culture, but the original Greek employs a military term, saying she is subordinate, is to submit, to yield as one under the command of a leader. She is to be subject to her husband as unto Christ. Wives do not get this idea from the world.
Peter wrote that “wives are to be submissive to your own husbands” (I Pet 3:1-6), even if they are not Christians. If you want to be precious “in the sight of God,” then be submissive to your own husband just like Sarah obeyed Abraham, even calling him “lord.” Titus 2:3-5 teaches wives should be subject to their husbands; they are to love them and their children.
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