Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,
so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
Most Christian wives are well aware of this command in the Bible.
Unfortunately, this verse is often pulled out to stand on its own and not in context.
Please note that it comes AFTER verses 22 and 23:
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife,
even as Christ is the head of the church:
and he is the savior of the body.
The husband has the greater responsibility to protect, provide for and lead his wife as Christ does for the church, and the wife should honor her husband because that is God’s command for her.
But what is a wife to do when her husband is involved in habitual sexual sin?
In this case, a Christian wife must stand against her husband in order to obey Christ.
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it,
to him it is sin.
Loyalty to her Lord is absolutely essential for the Christian wife.
- A wife should NEVER SWAP her husband’s role with Christ’s.
- She must NOT follow her husband into sin.
- She must NOT ignore, or otherwise tolerate or enable him to sin.
A wife should show a desire to yield to her husband BUT God has graciously set a righteous limit for her.
She is to follow only “as unto the Lord.”
A wife can show a willingness to submit by telling her husband how much she yearns for him to forsake his evil ways so there may be purity in their marriage.
But she must never forsake her own purity in order to please her husband’s sinful desires.
When men commit sin against our holy God we have a right to be angry at their evil acts.
You who love the LORD, hate evil!
God Himself is angry!
God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
A Christian wife’s commitment to Christ as Master must always be first and foremost.
If submitting to her husband would cause her to sin against Christ, she must refuse her husband.
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