Our ability to love and submit to one another comes from God Himself.

Ephesians Day 13 Quote

As a new wife I thought I had the harder job of submitting to my husband. What if I had to submit to him when he was wrong? Did this mean I was inferior to him, and had to be passive and silent?

Over time, I began to see that my husband’s responsibility to love me sacrificially and tenderly, “as Christ loved the church” (Ephesians 5:25), wasn’t an easy one either.

In fact, as we both live out our submission to Christ in our respective roles, what’s most important is to keep fixing our eyes on Christ and His love for us. When we draw from His love in loving and submitting to one another, we’re reflecting what God’s love really looks like to the world around us, “to the praise of his glorious grace” (Ephesians 1:6).

YMI Reading Ephesians | Day 13 | Which Is Harder: Loving or Submitting?

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