In conclusion of the series on Love And Submission (please read the preceding articles here, here, here and here), I must restate that determination to work their marriage must be present in the hearts of couples.
In pursuance of marital bliss, couples must make up their minds that they would do every necessary thing by the word of God to make their marriage successful. This determination would necessitate their taking the right steps towards the marital bliss they so desire. This marital bliss can only happen when they also make up their minds to obey God’s every word concerning marriage; especially in the area of Love And Submission. Loving and submitting is submission to God.
Submission To Your Husband Is Submission To God
When a woman loves God, she would want to obey His every word, she will submit to her husband as unto the Lord, like God demands, whether or not she thinks he deserves her submission.
When any one falls in love with God, it is not difficult to submit to God and follow His leading.
Any Church that truly loves God will not refuse following His lead.
Same way when a woman truly loves God, she will easily love her husband as God commands. She will not despise his leadership or question his authority, she will gladly submit to him because of her love for him. Submission is enabled and I dare say, maybe automated when genuine love is in place, and genuine love is only found in genuine love for God. Submission to your husband can only happen when your submission to God is in place.
Loving Your Wife Is Submission To God
Obedience to God is a result of love for God. When any man loves God, obeying His word is hardly a struggle because God has his heart. When a man genuinely loves God, he sees his wife as one flesh with him, he sees his wife through God’s eyes, and he does not allow offense to affect his love for his wife.
So when God asks a man to love his wife, it becomes a matter of love, loyalty and submission to God, whether or not he feels his wife deserves to be loved, he wants to obey God, he just wants to please God.
Loving your wife only happens when you truly love God and willingly submit to Him.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5 (AMP)
And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it]. 2 John 1:6 (AMP)
Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him. 1 John 2:4 (AMP)
© Teshuva 2013
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So where are you on your journey of Love and/or Submission?