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“Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22).

Such an unpopular sentiment in our day.  This is not permission to put the little lady in her place.  The following verses make that clear.  Therefore, it is not what the world says.  The Lord is making a point in these passages about reliance and order in our lives, built upon the foundation of the family.  We all could learn the lesson of what it means to be subject.  The opposite is pride and self-will.

Lord You created me and I did not create You.  I am reliant upon You and You are not reliant upon me.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I would be led by You.  Guide me to see that You have created us with a right order in mind.  Lead me in that order, Lord, so that I would be guided by You and the law You have set in place.  Guide me Lord in the way of truth in order that I may walk in that way.

Lord Jesus, You are the truth.  You are the One who has set the course for humanity.  Set the course for me this day so that I may walk in the truth of You.  Lead me according to the Father’s will to seek what is right and true.  Keep me close to You Lord in order that I would learn to subject myself to You as You subjected Yourself to the Father for our sake.  Let me not cling to my life, but to You, the source of all life.  Amen.