In Ephesians 5:22-33 Paul turns his attention to how Spirit-filled believers can demonstrate the gospel to a watching world, by giving practical examples beyond the church community and looks at the Christian within the home and society. He explains that marriage is a beautiful picture that can represent the loving sacrifice that Christ gives for his bride, the Church.
This week we discover that our cultural idols of control and independence are challenged as we submit to God’s way. When we embrace God’s way in marriage, we demonstrate Christ’s love for the church and submission to his love for us, thereby displaying a picture of Christ and His church to a world which desperately needs Jesus.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.