As I said yesterday, my wife Danielle recently joined me on stage to talk about Authority in Marriage and the response has been overwhelming. We’ve had many of the women in our church ask for the “notes” she taught from that day. Yesterday I shared part one of those notes, today is part 2: Does submitting mean I am less valuable than my husband?
Here’s what Dani shared:
This ia a common issue that seems to strike when you try to embrace the practice of submitting to your husband. It’s because of a lie culture has taught us.
Culture leads you to think that a woman’s worth decreases when she submits to her husband. But let me give you some biblical truth: A woman’s value doesn’t increase or decrease if she submits to her husband because her value comes from being created in God’s image and nothing can change that. Our value does not come from what we do, but who we are.
We are made in God’s image and nothing we do will decrease our value.
There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:28
In marriage, husbands and wives are equals on the same mission, we just have different roles. We are both reliant on God’s grace and both called to obedience and responsibility.
For tomorrow, we’ll answer the question: “How do I submit?”