Submission to Authority

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 5:21-33 (day four) Our culture does not teach or encourage submission.  We prize independence.  Nobody can tell me what to do!  We even demonize discipline or competition with our children for fear of scratching their psyche.  In reality, society must be built on discipline, self-control, and submission.  The populace must willingly submit to civil authority or there will be anarchy.  The military must exist on discipline and submission to authority or they will dissolve into uselessness.  In the marriage relationship, God has given us a model to follow…wives should submit to their husbands, husbands should love their wives as Christ loved the Church.  This relationship paints a picture of the heavenly relationship between Christ and His Church.  When we distort the relationship from God’s design, we give an inaccurate picture of God’s eternal plan.  We are choosing to forego submission to God in favor of our own independent choices.  Why should we submit to God?  He is our Creator…He paid our price for sin with the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.  What does your relationship look like at home and in heaven?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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