“But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything” (Ephesians 5:24).
This is perhaps one of the most unpopular verses in our day. The question is: who are you or I to question this? If this is the Word of God, then ought we not listen? Or are we to argue with God? Isn’t that what caused this mess in the first place? Well then, perhaps we ought to listen to the Lord and see what comes of it when we simply obey what He is commanding. What then?
If husbands do what the Lord says in the following verses, it would make the command easier. But are we to obey only because it is easy? What about the Lord telling us to take up our cross and follow Him. Do you ever wonder what society would look like if we all really just did what He said? No one has, so let us take care and, for ourselves, try and be obedient as the Lord commanded.
Jesus, there are times when what you ask is so hard. Help me understand that You are Lord and You have not asked my opinion about these things. Teach me how to be obedient as You were obedient. Help me take up whatever cross You give me and carry it as I need to carry it. Lead me Lord so that I may be led by You in and through all things no matter what the world thinks. Amen.