Daily Devotional
Loving Leaders Follow Christ

“For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.”

Ephesians 5:23

Ponder This

One man confessed, “I lied on my income tax. In the place where it said head of the house, I signed my name.” This verse doesn’t say he is the dictator of the house. He is the head of the house. And he is to be a loving leader. So many husbands think the Bible says he is the dictator of the house. Being the head means he is to love his wife as Christ loved the Church.

The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church. This wonderful little word as means that the husband is not a top sergeant beating his wife over the head with a Bible club and saying, “Submit, submit, submit.” Why does the Church submit to Jesus? Does He force us to submit? If He did, we’d be a lot different, wouldn’t we? We’d all tithe. We’d all say amen. If He forced us to submit, we’d all be here every Sunday evening, even if it rained. But He doesn’t force us. He loves us. Do you know why I love Him? Because He first loved me.

  • How does it change your perspective on submission to realize Jesus doesn’t force us to submit to Him, but leads us through love?
  • Who has God called you to lead in this way?

Practice This

Take time this week to practically love someone God has given you influence or leadership over.

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