- Ephesians 5:22-27
Both the man and the woman have roles within the marriage relationship. To the extent that husbands and wives fulfill their respective roles, the marriage goes according to God’s will and is the better for doing so.
I am convinced that the spirit behind the roles of husband and wife is to be imitators of
God (Galatians 5:1), to walk carefully in wisdom (Galatians 5:15), and to understand what the Lord’s
will is (Galatians 5:17). A characteristic of these three elements is that saved people must submit to one another (Galatians 5:21).
The reason behind Christian submission is our reverence (fear) for Christ (Galatians 5:21). Therefore Christians submit to each other because we fear Christ. Our fear is of the nature of respect and reverence rather than terror.
- Pastor Randy