The men’s meme is going pretty good and I like the addition of a man’s point of view on a couple posts a week. There are so many women in my family that testosterone is a pleasant change. So I just asked Tom to leave the Man Cave and he should be here shortly to answer the following question and his comments will be in BLUE:
“Aren’t you excited for the new question tonight Tom?
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Colossians 3:18 New International Bible
What do you think that the above Bible verse means, and how do you apply it (if you do) in your household?
“So, I know what my take is and I’m ready to hear your take on this very controversial Bible scripture.”
“Surely this is a tough law for a woman to have dictated to her by a man. If it is taken out of its scriptural context, it is little more than unrighteous dominion, a longstanding, chauvinist dynamic in many marriages naturally resulting in resentment and an absence of love.”
I can’t imagine any woman being comfortable with just that statement. A better arrangement of the concept is found in Corinthians 11:3 and it reads:
…The head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Taken altogether, this would suggest that a wife is commanded to sustain and support her husband in so far as he is obedient to Christ and treats the woman with His attributes. This is rare.
A better approach for both marriage partners is to find happiness and satisfaction in progress towards these commandments in lieu of perfection.
Or more simply, I Corinthians 11:11:
Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
Hmmm…chicken or the egg comes to mind. Yet another of God’s many mysteries.
Christians are taught John 15:13:
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
“You’re welcome honey.”
I guess he won’t be sleeping on the couch after all.