Topic: The Demands of Marriage – The Woman’s Responsibility
[Seeds of Destiny 21 October 2019 Devotional]
Submission is not slavery but service. Stop talking back at your husband, rather, talk for your husband.
SCRIPTURE: Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. – Ephesians 5:22
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Submission is not slavery but service. Stop talking back at your husband, rather, talk for your husband.
It is important to note that the will of God for everyone is to succeed in marriage. This is because marriage is the first institution instituted by God on the earth. (Genesis 2:18, 24).
The truth is, for a marriage to be termed successful; it takes a dogged sense of responsibility from both the man and the woman. Having examined some of the man’s responsibilities in marriage in our previous teachings, today, we shall be dealing with a few responsibilities of the woman as regards marriage:
1 Total submission (Ephesians 5:22):- This is the action of the woman accepting the authority of her husband.
Get this: Submission is not slavery but service; submission is not weakness, rather it is a great strength. Kindly note the following:
When a woman submits to her husband in everything, it would increase her respect before him.
Do not talk back at your husband, rather, talk for your husband.
It would amount to a colossal mistake to marry a man you are sure you will not be able to respect and obey.
Wife, do not let your certificate become a weapon that makes it difficult for you to give due regard to your husband.
2 Interest in the Man (Genesis 2:18):- The woman is the help-meet of the man, hence she should be interested in the interests of the man.
As a wife, instead of resisting your husband all the times, assist him in fulfilling God’s plan for his life on earth.
You shall make it, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: Submission is not slavery but service. Stop talking back at your husband, rather, talk for your husband.
1.Make up your mind to be interested in what interests your spouse. Assist them to fulfill their God-ordained destiny.
2.Carefully consider and apply the instructions in the study.
PRAYER: Lord, I make demands on Your help to be a good and submissive wife to my husband. I receive the grace to be more committed and responsible to my spouse Lord, in Jesus’ Name.