An Honorable Example

18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord (Colossians 3).

The words “be subject” literally mean “to place oneself under” another. It is the same word used to describe Jesus Himself when at the age of twelve, after He had stayed behind in Jerusalem and His parents subsequently found Him, the Bible says” “He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them” (Luke 2:51). It is a choice our Lord made, and it is likewise “fitting” that wives make this same choice in regard to their husbands.

Wives are no lesser people for doing this—just as Jesus Christ Himself was certainly not less of a man or the Messiah for doing this. It is a good thing, a noble thing, yes, even a godly thing. Thus, it is the role of wives to be an example to their husbands to show them what it means to be humble, like Jesus. What an honorable example this is!

Lord, thank You for godly wives who subject themselves to their husbands. Help them This Day to fulfill this honorable example. Amen.