Learn about the biblical limits of a wife’s submission to her husband as we discuss the family order in this two-part series on Handmaidens of the Lord. The New Testament is clear that wives are to be submissive, but can a wife submit too much? Should a wife outright refuse to cooperate in some types of situations? Is it possible that a wife might be blessed by God when she intentionally does the opposite of what she knows her husband would want her to do?
Oh, this will be a fun as I bring biblical balance to this subject! Many of you will be very surprised to see what the Scriptures REALLY say on these topics. 😉
This session is also foundational to our subsequent discussion of how God DID (i.e., in the Bible) and still DOES (i.e., today) use women in ministry, which will be the next and final episode of this short series. In THAT second video, I will completely refute the false teaching that women can’t be in church leadership or public ministry using the very same passage that is typically twisted to make that errant claim, along with plenty of supporting Scriptures beyond that.
Nevertheless, this current video is a critical foundation that allows me to teach on the following topic with appropriate clarity and balance. Moreover, this episode is loaded with practical marriage teaching that should bless you tremendously. Once you move to the successive episode (which I will be posting next week), it will become extremely clear to you why this video had to proceed it as I tie all of the points together into a complete message.
By the way, during this week’s video I had a problem looking up a passage of Scripture from Leviticus on “love your neighbor” when my iPad app malfunctioned and crashed. So for your reference, here is the passage that I intended to show you:
You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
(Leviticus 19:17-18, NKJV)
Of course, this note is just for clarification. When you get to that part of the video, you will better understand the point I was making for having read the passage beforehand here.
The comments section should be open below if you have any questions or feedback on the subject of family order, submission, marriage, etc. However, please wait until next week’s message before discussing women in ministry because I do not delve into that topic deeply in this preceding video. Thank you. 🙂