Submission in Reverence of Christ

May 13th, 2019

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Ephesian 5:18-27

When our son, Jackson, first began to talk, one of his first words was “No!”. At first, we thought he just liked the sound of the word, but we soon realized he said “no” in context and with exuberance.

From our earliest days, submission and accountability do not come naturally to human beings.

In Ephesians 5, Paul uses three examples of human relationships—husband and wife, parent and child, master and servant—to illustrate submission in the context of relationships relatable to Christians in that biblical time and place. While the context may have changed in terms of our culture, the principle of submitting to one another out for reverence to Christ still applies. In every relationship, in every situation, Christians always know there is a third person involved: Jesus Christ. As Christians seek to become more like Christ, we should model Christ’s example for our actions and relationships. Every relationship, every interaction should be conducted in the spirit of Christ.

Author: Melinda & John Miller


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