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Does Ephesians 5:21, Mean That A Husband Should Submit To His Wife? by Nobody: 8:26am On Sep 08, 2020
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:21 was specifically written to the the gathering of the believers not to specifically to married couples.
Although the bible never tells husbands to submit to their wives but the command to love, means the husband has to care for the wife's overall well being including taking her thoughts and contributions into consideration.

For the woman to enjoy the relationship with her husband and also to the glory of God, A wife must submit to her husband's leadership. The first step of a woman's love to her husband is to submit to him.

In same way, the husband for the husband to enjoy his relationship with his wife and to the glory of God, he must live with her in love, and the first step is showing understanding to the wife.
Hence, while the command to submit to one another in Ephesians 5:21 was written for general church organisation but married couples can imbibe such attitudes in their live, husbands yield to the needs of the wife and wives the same.

At a time when there is tumult and chaos in the world and in marriages the only way to enjoy God's peace is to live by his principles.
Re: Does Ephesians 5:21, Mean That A Husband Should Submit To His Wife? by OpenYourEyes1: 8:29am On Sep 08, 2020
The wife definitely submits to the husband in a believing family.
Re: Does Ephesians 5:21, Mean That A Husband Should Submit To His Wife? by Romanoff(f): 8:43am On Sep 08, 2020
Verse 21 was talking about the church.

Verse 22 talks about wives submitting to their husbands.

Verse 23 to the end talks about how men should treat their wives.

Sadly, most men hold on to only that verse 22 of Ephesians chapter 5 forgetting the 11 verses below verse 22 that talks about how they must treat their wives.
Re: Does Ephesians 5:21, Mean That A Husband Should Submit To His Wife? by Acehart: 11:37am On Sep 08, 2020
solite3:
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:21 was specifically written to the the gathering of the believers not to specifically to married couples.
Although the bible never tells husbands to submit to their wives but the command to love, means the husband has to care for the wife's overall well being including taking her thoughts and contributions into consideration.

For the woman to enjoy the relationship with her husband and also to the glory of God, A wife must submit to her husband's love. The first step of a woman's love to her husband is to submit to him.

In same way, the husband for the husband to enjoy his relationship with his wife and to the glory of God, he must live with her in love, and the first step is showing understanding to the wife.
Hence, while the command to submit to one another in Ephesians 5:21 was written for general church organisation but married couples can imbibe such attitudes in their live, husbands yield to the needs of the wife and wives the same.

At a time when there is tumult and chaos in the world and in marriages the only way to enjoy God's peace is to live by his principles.



An excerpt from your exposition: “A wife must submit to her husband's love“. Though it sounds nice while reading, you may have suggested what Paul didn’t have in mind. In the Book of First Timothy, Paul admonishes that a wife submits to the leadership of her husband. Since this is the creative order, Paul further admonishes in your reference text that a husband should lead in love.

Jesus said to us: "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant”. Husbands are God’s chosen leaders for the family; He is not a Lord but a servant; to lead the woman in love, the man must yield to this commandment of Christ - be a servant. The place of authority in the home, which falls to the husband, is a place of humility, responsibility and understanding; when these virtues are displayed, everyone will term it as “love” or “true love”.
Re: Does Ephesians 5:21, Mean That A Husband Should Submit To His Wife? by Nobody: 12:30pm On Sep 08, 2020
Acehart:


An excerpt from your exposition: “A wife must submit to her husband's love“. Though it sounds nice while reading, you may have suggested what Paul didn’t have in mind. In the Book of First Timothy, Paul admonishes that a wife submits to the leadership of her husband. Since this is the creative order, Paul further admonishes in your reference text that a husband should lead in love.

Jesus said to us: "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant”. Husbands are God’s chosen leaders for the family; He is not a Lord but a servant; to lead the woman in love, the man must yield to this commandment of Christ - be a servant. The place of authority in the home, which falls to the husband, is a place of humility, responsibility and understanding; when these virtues are displayed, everyone will term it as “love” or “true love”.
yes I mean leadership,

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