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By Greg Laurie - Harvest Devotionals On October 9, 2016

Submitting to one another in the fear of God.-Ephesians 5:21

Sometimes wives choke on the verse that says, "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." They might say, "I don't want to submit to my husband or anybody else." But before God tells wives to submit to their husbands, God tells both husbands and wives to submit to one another in the reverence of God.

If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will be a submitting person.

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Maybe when you think of submission, you equate it with some form of slavery. That is not what submission is in the Bible. Let me put it another way: If you are really filled with the Spirit, you will think of others over yourself. A Spirit-filled husband will put the needs of his wife above his own. A Spirit-filled wife will put the needs of her husband above her own. Both of them are putting the other in the first position.

In military language, it means, "to rank beneath." It is not about superiority or inferiority. It is about order. It is about sacrifice. It is about obedience. It is not about you; it is about your mate. You want to hold them up. You want to support them.

http://www.harvest.org/devotional/    author Greg Laurie

originally posted at Harvest Devotionals
used by permission: Copyright © 2015 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved. 

 

 

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