[QTVOTD] A husband should model…

“Wives, be subject to your husbands [subordinate and adapt yourselves to them], as is right and fitting and your proper duty in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives [be affectionate and sympathetic with them] and do not be harsh or bitter or resentful toward them.” Colossians 3:18-19 ->me: These last couple of years, as we have led our Young Marrieds Life Group, the understanding of the Lord’s stance on husbands and wives has been paramount. Here is the best way I think about these roles in God’s eyes. The bible is full of hierarchy – The Father is the Head of Jesus, Jesus is the Head of the husband, and the husband is the head of his wife. In the spiritual sense wives and husbands are seen no differently in God’s eyes – See Galatians 3:28. However, in role and function God does see a distinction. Being subject does not mean slave or door mat, only that the wife should resist the temptation to manage her husband out of his role as the head of the home; his role as subject to his head -> Christ. If a husband wants to see his wife be subject to him then he should model what it means to be submissive to his head (Jesus) for her. Only when this hierarchy is in alignment will God work powerfully through prayer their marriage – See 1 Peter 3:7

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