Geeking Out Over Ephesians Study – Part 7

Welcome to the Geeks Under Grace official Daily Study post for 6/18/15. Here we will share some thoughts regarding Ephesians 5:22-33 and a simple prayer related to those scriptures. 

Passage

Ephesians 5:22-33 (King James Version)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Study

Ephesians 21 said to submit ourselves to one another out of reverence to God but Paul continues on with that point. He begins to share instruction regarding marriages. Here in Ephesians 6 we see the wife being compared to the bride of Christ, the church, and the husband would represent the bridegroom, Jesus Christ.
This passage of scripture has sparked much debate in the church world for centuries but it is very clear in its meaning. Wives should submit to their husbands, which is to come under the authority and, or, dominion of them. Husbands should be willing to sacrifice their lives for their wives and live life putting the needs and safety of his wife before his own. It’s interesting to see in this day men and women make money selling relationship advice that is clearly written of in the bible. In Ephesians 5:33 Paul instructs husbands to love their wives and wives to respect their husbands. 

Prayer

Father, thank you for your wisdom. Thank you for showing us how to live our lives and how to love our families. Help us to share your instruction with others and be a shining light to represent you to our friends and family.
In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Activity

If you are married make a decision to spend today considering what your partner needs or even wants. Put their desires before yours today. If you are not married, put the needs of your parents or roommate before yours by doing a chore around the house you normally do not or by buying/making dinner. 

Question of the Day

Reading Ephesians 5:22-33 what scripture stood out to you? Can you relate to anything written about in this study? Join the conversation and share below!

Steven Kuhn II

Writer for the Christian Living section at Geeks Under Grace.

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