SUBMIT to One Another

It’s _____ ONE ANOTHER WEEK here on GUWG where all week long we’re looking at how the Bible says we should fill in that blank.

Today’s word? SUBMIT. Here’s what the Bible says:

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)

Want a better marriage? Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Want better friendships? Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. It’s that simple.

Here’s another way of looking at it:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

Jesus put it in even more dramatic terms:

Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. (Mark 10:43-44)

In other words, ask the Holy Spirit to help you do the exact opposite of what the world says you should do. Stop thinking about your own rights. Start thinking about others. Stop being selfish. Start being selfless.

It’s the only way to live.


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