Men, Lead Your Wives

“But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”

1 Corinthians 11:3

Ponder This

A husband is to be to his wife what Jesus is to the Church. Now this is not for her punishment; it is for her protection. Just as God the Son is under God the Father in the Holy Trinity, the woman is under the man in God’s scheme of things. This does not mean inferiority.

If you know Bible theology, you know that Jesus Christ is co-equal, co-eternal with God the Father. Because God the Father is the head of Christ the Son, it does not mean that Christ the Son is inferior to God the Father. Likewise, no woman is inferior to a man. Galatians 3:28 says: “For there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there’s neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (KJV). We’re all one in Christ. But still, God has given this line of responsibility in the home.

Practice This

If you are a married man, what can you do this week to show care for your wife, as Christ has loved the Church? If you are a married woman, how might you better submit to your husband as Jesus demonstrated submission to the Father?

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