Biblical Submission - What It Is and What It's Not

What is biblical submission? Well, it’s quite different than most people expect it to be.

Biblical submission does not mean:

  • A wife was made to be her husband’s doormat;
  • A wife should blindly do whatever her husband tells her;
  • A wife is less valued by God.

Biblical submission does mean:

  • A wife will submit to and respect her husband and His God-given position over her (1 Peter 3:6);
  • A wife will consider her husband and his needs more important than hers (Philippians 2:3);
  • A wife will lovingly and cheerfully do good to her husband, not harm, all the days of her life (Proverbs 31:12);
  • A wife willingly and lovingly supports her husband in his endeavors for no other reason than to honor God and bless her husband—without looking for self-gain, praise or “pay-backs” for all the good she does to her husband (Col 3:18, 22-24);
  • A wife is blessed and gifted by God with wisdom, strength and kindness (Proverbs 31:26).
"And the world is passing away along with its desires,
but whoever does the will of God abides forever."
~1 John 2:17, ESV