Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Being Submissive Part 1

On Sunday, our Pastor preached a message about Mother's and Daughters and what 1st Peter 3 says, which I believe that I should post about.

Before I began, please read 1st Peter 3:1-6, "In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. Your adornment must not be merely external-braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear."

What I'm about to say is for Daughters as well as Wives. This passage of scripture doesn't just apply to the wives; It apply's to Daughters too.
We can learn so much about this passage, but I just want to talk about being submissive. Too many young women today aren't obedient or submissive to their husbands/fathers. Do you not have a husband?... submit to your Father. Do you not have a father?... submit to you Elder/Uncle/Grandpa.

Be obedient without fear! Be submissive without questions. So many times, I've questioned by dads motives about things, when really what I should have done, was just listen and submit myself to my dads authority.
We see a great example of Jesus submitting Himself to the will of His Father in Matthew 26:39, "And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." and again in verse 42: "Again, for the second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done."
Christ is our perfect example of being submissive. So, with reverent behavior, let's put it into practice.  

1 comment:

  1. Great post and thoughts! Hope you have a great day :)


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