Friday 11 June, 2021

Ephesians 5:21-33

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Verse 21 says “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ”, Paul is speaking to Christian households but this rings true for all, in the context of relationship.  Submitting or as my commentary explains this “a conciliatory attitude”, which means a diffusing attitude within relationships, empowered by being filled with the Holy Spirit.  A focus within relationships to show love and respect as we see Paul say in verse 33.

Jesus, Thank you for your word.  Help us today, by the power of your Holy Spirit, to live with a focus on love and respect within our relationships.  In Jesus Name, Amen

Written by Ps. Annique Botta

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