LESSON 4 25/9/2016
DUTIES OF FAMILY MEMBERS
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 244, 245
Devotional Reading: Col. 3:18-25
Topic For Adults: Make Your Family A Successful One
Topic For Youths: Prepare To Make Your Family A Happy One
Topic For Intermediates: Do Things That Will Make Your Family Succeed
Scripture Lesson: Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:18,19, 20,21; 1 Pet. 3:1; Eph. 6:1-3
Memory Verse: Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph. 5:33) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Wife To Submit To Husband
God instructs wives to submit to their own husbands. The submission is not that of master-slave relationship, but that of equal partners; one giving preference to the other. Submission is made easier for the wife when husband loves the wife genuinely. Two people married together are like two pilots in a plane; only one of them should be allowed to be in control at a time – the pilot. Similarly, the husband is made the pilot while the wife is the co-pilot. Submission does not imply that the wife should not have something to say about matters that affect the family. Wise husbands know very well that the opinions of their wives are crucial to the success of the family. Some wives may find it difficult to submit to their husbands because their husbands have been misbehaving. God is demanding unconditional submission. When the wife submits, she can then take the husband to God in prayer for a change of attitude or character.
Point of Emphasis: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Prayer Point: God, grant our wives the grace to truly submit to their own husbands.