Thursday, August 23, 2012

Submitting to authority

For a lot of women, submission is a huge issue when they get married.

They hate the thought of their husband being "in charge" of them and not being able to be "independent."

That ideal has never been a problem for me. Maybe it's because I'm bad a decision-making anyway, so I would rather someone else be in charge most of the time. Maybe it's because I was raised to see the husband be the head of the household like Christ is the head of the church.

In my devotion today, it was talking about authority. It said that a lot of people have a hard time submitting to authority, whether local law enforcement or parents, or husbands.

However, it pointed out that Jesus submitted to authority, something I hadn't really considered.

The "Woman of God" devotional by Diane Graham and Julie Norris said, "...consider that Jesus submitted to the Father's will, becoming a true human being, obeying the entire will of God on our behalf, and then dying on a cruel cross, absorbing into himself the punishment for our rebellion."

I usually think Christ's dying was his choice, and it ultimately was. He could have come down off the cross, but he chose to submit to his father's will and die for us in that horrible way.

Christ is an example of perfection in all things and he truly did face all things, even the need to submit.

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