Ephesians pt. X
Eph. 5:21- 6:9
Continuing with his theme from verse 1 of "walking in the way of love just as Christ loved us,” In verse 21 Paul begins a discourse on submission. He says that as disciples we should submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Then he begins to address family relationships saying that wives should submit to their husbands. Paul points out that the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church. The Greek word for submission here is hupotasso. It means to subordinate to, or to come under. One should note that the challenge to submit is directed to the wife. The husband has no role in her submission.
Why is submission to one another so hard?
Does a wife's submission mean blind obedience? How does society conflict with the biblical mandate of submission?
Eph. 5: 25-33
Husbands aren't let off the hook here but are perhaps given the greater responsibility. They are called to love their wives just as Christ