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Ephesians 5:22 – Subjection as to the Lord

29-08-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

Let the wives be subject to their own husbands, as to the Lord.

The word above certainly do not sound modern, emancipated or ‘gender neutral’. In the world we are taught the idea that man develops to an ever higher level and now has therefore a much better view of the role of male and female, than that one used to have. In reality, it is exactly the opposite. The light we had was extinguished, with the result that we no longer have any idea of what was once taken for granted.

In the Scripture the difference between male and female reflects the distinction between Creator and creation (Rom. 1). God is masculine, a He. And the creation (feminine) originated from Him. Creation is also ‘in happy expectation’ because the Creator love her and has created new life in her through resurrection. The Creator is responsible for the creation. The difference between the sexes tell a great story, testifying to the Creator who is also Savior.

When the woman subjects to her husband, she demonstrates: the Lord cares, He leads and He steers. That also gives peace. Because instead of conflict one can accept and there is surrender.