Saturday, January 19, 2013

Submission no matter what

In 1 Peter chapter 3, we read the example of godly women who submitted to their husbands, even though their husbands were not believers, and even at times when they were wrong. But these women had a secret. They exercised the grace of submission toward their husbands, but they trusted in God! Even when they couldn't trust their husband's decision, they trusted God.
God is bigger than your husband! Remember that. When you think your husband is wrong and leading you down a wrong path, trust God. God will work for you as you put your trust in Him. Twice Sarah was taken into a harem, but she put her trust in the Lord and God delivered her!
Be encouraged by these wonderful Scriptures with three powerful words. God delivered Sarah because she trusted Him!
Genesis 12:17, "And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife."
Genesis 20:18, "For the Lord fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah."
Now I know the above talks about women with unsaved husbands. But remember, even if your husband is saved, you are held accountable to the same standards. This word is for you also. Sarah and Abram both knew God. Abram was saved. Yet Sarah had to submit! Even if your husband is a godly or backslidden man, you still are putting your trust in God when you submit to him. God is bigger then the godliest man. Don't forget that.
God dealt with me many years ago about submission, but every now and then I need a reminder. What about you?

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