Should I submit to anyone other than the Lord? - Submission - TouchPoints

Should I submit to anyone other than the Lord?

Ephesians 5:21-22And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Christians are to submit to one another, to put others’ needs and rights above your own.

1 Peter 5:5You younger men, accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble.”

Submit to those in authority over you as long as they do not ask you to disobey the commands of God.

Ephesians 5:21-3321And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.22 For wives, this means submit your husbands as to the Lord.23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church.24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.30 And we are members of his body.31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Husbands and wives should submit to each other. This passage considered as a whole, rather than selected parts, equates love and submission. Christ submitted to death out of love for the church, for us. The wife’s practical question is “How am I submitting to my husband as the church submits to Christ?” The husband’s practical question is, “How am I willing to die for my wife as Christ died for the church?” Love includes submission and they are both difficult challenges for any human being.

Ephesians 6:1Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.

Children should submit to their parents, particularly as they grow to understand that God gave them those particular parents.

Ephesians 6:4And now a word to you fathers. Don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.

Christian parents should submit to Christ in the way they raise their children.

Ephesians 6:5Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.

Employees should submit to their employers, while maintaining an even deeper allegiance to Christ.

Ephesians 6:9And in the same way, you masters must treat your slaves right. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.

Christian employers should submit to Christ in supervising their employees.

Romans 13:1-2Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God. So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.

Submit to the government whom God has placed in authority over you.