“… that the word of God may not be reviled.” Part 2

It is important to see that woman’s role of submission was part of God’s good & perfect plan from the beginning. However, it is also important to note that her submissive role in no way makes her in any way inferior. Man & woman are spiritually equal (Galatians 3:28). However, God, in His divine omniscience, ordained a sort of hierarchy, which consists of those in authority & those in submission. In His creative order, man holds the position of authority, while the woman is in the position of submission. God Himself reflects this hierarchy, as God the Father holds absolute authority over God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Even though God the Son is co-equal with God the Father (Phillippians 2:6), He is in a position of submission to God the Father. To further illustrate the point, God the Holy Spirit is absolutely co-equal with God the Father AND God the Son, but He holds a position that is in submission to them Both… I find so much encouragement in that!

It is also encouraging to think that this hierarchy actally exists to allow women to compliment their male counter-parts in a way that brings honor & glory to God! As we graciously and humbly submit to the men, who God has placed in authority over us, we are actually reflecting God’s character. As we allow the men in our lives to exercise their God-given right (duty, really) to lead, we are complimenting their leadership role as we graciously & willfully submit… we are living-out the dynamics of the God-Head!

(… to be continued 🙂 )

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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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One Response to “… that the word of God may not be reviled.” Part 2

  1. Geoff says:

    Great post love. If you want to hear a Mohler message on this issue, go to this link:
    http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/productinfo.aspx?ProductID=A1305-02-51

    I Love you SO much, beautiful!

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