Why Women Are Reluctant To Submit to Their Man

May 4, 2015 at 11:08 AM 1 comment

Submisive WifeWhat It Means To Submit

Submit means to give over or yield to the power or authority of another.

Yield means to give the right of way. To give in, surrender, or relinquish your right or will. To do what another want rather than do what you want.

We Must First Learn To Submit To God

Our first obligation of submission is to submit to God. To submit to God is to do whatever He commands us to do. We all have our own will, rights, and desires. When we willingly relinquish our will, rights, and desires to God and choose to do the will of God instead, we will be better off.

God has commanded that the wife is to submit to her own husband. This is a hard saying and quite difficult for many women to do. They often assert their  equality rights status and insist that their will and desire be done rather than that of their husband. This is understandable in many cases. Many husbands have not submitted to their head, which is Christ, and have technically disqualified themselves as a worthy leader. If a man expects God to bring his wife into submission, he must first bring himself into submission to Christ. He must learn to love his wife, just as Christ loves his wife (the Church). I will elaborate on that subject in the next article.

We All Practice Submission Daily

We all daily submit our will to others in various areas of our lives. Subjects submit to kings, citizens submit to the police, workers submit to their boss, children submit to their parents and so on. A king is just a human just like any other human. However, he holds a certain position of established authority that has been conferred upon him by rule of order. Others submit unto him because of the position he holds, not because he is better or superior to them. A king is just as anyone else before he became a king and after he is no longer king, unless he acquires another ranking position of authority.

 Submission Is A commandment of God, Not A Dictate of Man

Wives are to submit to their own husband because that is what God has commanded. Since God is the supreme authority of the universe and He has established the hierarchy of authority and chain of command, He has predetermined that the wife is subordinate to the husband. If she refuses to yield to her husband or rebel against him, she is also rebelling against God who commanded her to submit. Anyone who rebels against God, (man or woman) will consequently be dealt with by God.

In the case of Adam and Eve, God chastised both the man and the woman because they both disobeyed God’s command. If only the woman had disobeyed God, only the woman would have been chastised. A prime example of this is found in the twelfth chapter of the Book of Numbers. The brother and sister of Moses (Aaron and Miriam) talked trash to Moses because Moses had married an Ethiopian woman. God was sorely displeased with their disrespecting Moses. When God stepped to them about the matter, Aaron repented and asked Moses for forgiveness. However, Miriam did not. She maintained her disrespectful attitude and God put a curse of leprosy on her and put her out the camp for seven days. So we see, that God will forgive the one who repents and asks for forgiveness and punish the one who does not. Therefore, if the wife obeys God and the husband does not, God will chastise the husband. Conversely, If the wife disobeys God, God will chastise her and not the husband. If they both are disobedient to God, they both will be cursed and kicked out of the Garden. The Garden symbolizes God’s place of protection.

It is very important to God that we all learn to submit to the appropriate authorities. He purposely established various positions of authority in order to maintain law and order and to carryout His will on earth. Below is some of the commandments He has set forth for us to obey pertaining to submission.

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. (NLT)

 1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

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  • 1. Crystal A. Smith Merritt  |  November 18, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Hey Deryl this is very punctual information infact, I myself have encountered with submission issues to my husband in every area of our relationship. I believe that fear of failure was the root or lack of confidence. It’s a growing process after so much dissapointment but God is seeing us through.


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