Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Satan's Perversion Of Submission

Many women refuse to be in submission to their husbands.  There is no way they would give their husbands sex as often as they wanted it.  "Obey him in everything,"  God commands. No way!  She would become a doormat then.

When you lovingly serve someone else and put their needs above your own, you are living in obedience to God and wiping His feet with your life.  There is nothing about being a doormat in this.  Satan just wanted to pervert the word submission so women would have a good excuse not to be a doormat, oopss, I mean a submissive wife.
The picture 0f a woman being a doormat is not suggested anywhere in Scripture. The picture is that of LOVING submission which WINS OVER the man’s heart.  The Bible gives this promise ~
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 
I Peter 3:1,2
This is how a husband knows that his wife is his crown {Proverbs 12:4}. She is worth far more than rubies {Proverbs 31:10}. This isn’t slavish submission nor being a doormat, this is loving submission done out of reverence for the Lord and the natural order of His creation, and out of love for her husband.

Many women fear their husbands will abuse them if they begin being submissive and obey them.  I have found the opposite to be true.  Husbands start truly loving and adoring their wives and become the leaders God has called them to become.

Stop listening to the lies of society.  They don't work.  They are opposite of God's plan for us.  Submission protects us.  God knew that.  He knows everything and His ways are good.