Is it necessary for a wife to submit to her husband? The answer is “Yes!”. Marriage is a heavenly theater production played on earth that was created by God who is the Master Playwright and Executive Director/Producer. He casts husbands to play as the Leading actor, and He casts wives to play the Supporting actor’s role. When both cast members play their parts, as written in the Script (the Bible), their marriage will be a huge success, according to God’s purposes and will glorify Him! Their divinely written production will serve as a sparkling testimony to the audience–the critics and fans, alike, of God’s brilliant design for order in marriage.
A wife who yields to God is a wife who surrenders her will for His will. She is submitted in her speech, conduct, and in her thought-life, as well (*). She purposefully walks in her position as a servant, helper, and companion to her husband. A yielded wife–by submitting to her husband–submits to God’s purposes for her life. The purpose of marriage is to bring glory to God; and when a wife is yielded to her husband and, thusly, to Him, she removes herself as a stumbling block to her husband and further clears the way for victory to unfold in the plot of their storyline.
Although a wife plays a supportive role, her part is extremely vital to how the storyline will play out with her husband. Her husband’s role was designed especially by God for him to play; and if she usurps his lines, chaos and disorder ensues. Within her heart, God may say, “CUT!!!!”
Wives cannot live a fully submitted life without God’s help; but it is her choice to listen to Him and follow the Script (God’s Word). She’ll need to stay connected to God “the Boss” by maintaining a consistent line of communication in her prayer life. He will seamlessly provide her with sufficient grace so she can submit to her husband whether she feels that he deserves to lead or whether she is in the mood to submit to him. God will guide her to all the resources she needs to maximize her understanding of her role so she can complete the part He assigned to her as a submitted wife.
The Leading actor (Husband) and Supportive actor (Wife) should work diligently together and look forward to eternal fame and reward in heaven. They will be held responsible for how well they played their parts according to the Script. The wife who submits to her own husband is a wife who is doing her job and can eagerly look forward to heavenly headlines, which may FLASH: “Well, done, Mrs. ______, My good and faithful servant!!!”
Asterisk (*) : A wife is to submit in all things except when her husband is sinning against her or others in that circumstance. Submission does not mean martyrdom, being a doormat, or neglect of her own well-being and needs.
Supporting Scriptures (NLT)
Genesis 2:18~ ” Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
Ephesians 5:22-24~ ” For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23) For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24) As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.”
Colossians 3:18~ ” Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.”
Colossians 3:22-24~ ” Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. 23) Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24) Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”
1 Peter 3:1-6~ ” In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over 2)by observing your pure and reverent lives.
3) Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4)You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 5)This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands. 6)For instance, Sarah obeyed her husband, Abraham, and called him her master. You are her daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husbands might do.”
~ Mrs. Cassandra Salamone