It's odd how we sometimes attempt to improve upon the perfect model God has given us. In the Bible, God makes it clear that men are to be the head of the household. But our culture storms back at the wisdom and design of God, advocating a "society of equality" mentality.
However, God's directives do not need a fresh revision to fit within our "forward-thinking" society. When God laid out what a godly household should look like, He never intended for it to change.
Being obedient to God and fulfilling the role He has given you leads to tremendous blessing.
While God sees men and women as equal, they certainly have different roles. Is one more important than the other? Of course not! Yet, many in our secular society would say differently. There are those who oppose God's Word to such a degree that they would want us to believe that He is far more interested in the role of a man than that of a woman. But Scripture repeatedly shows us Jesus challenging the social norms of His day by valuing women and uplifting them.
The woman at the well was one of the first people in the New Testament to learn that Jesus was the Son of God, the one who could satisfy her deepest longing. The Lord elevated women and was not ashamed to be seen talking with them and teaching them the Truth of God's Word.
Being obedient to God and fulfilling the role He has given you leads to tremendous blessing. His call to you is one of submission to Him first and then to one another as husband or wife. When you are living out the role God has given you, you are going to be more fulfilled than at any other time in your life.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the unique roles You have given us. Reveal to me what it looks like to fulfill this unique role in my daily life, that You may be glorified. Thank You for Your love, grace, and wisdom. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Corinthians 3:17).
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