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“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” Ephesians 5:22-2422Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (Ephesians 5:22‑24)
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Colossians 3:1818Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18)
What makes a good wife? I’ve often heard Ephesians 5: 22-24 and Colossians 3:1818Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18) quoted. These certainly are exceedingly important verses for wives to consider. Just look at the standard: submit as unto the Lord! This is a great start for a Christian marriage.
Other verses about wives were rarely referenced, and I decided to be like Hezekiah, who copied out the proverbs. I wrote out all the verses I could find on wives. What a great blessing! I discovered there are many verses, and they cover a lot more areas than just submission. It is amazing how much instruction God gives us. Often verses that we might have considered obscure are the answer to just the questions we have been asking. For example, I had been taught that a man leads and a woman responds, but I discovered in the Song of Solomon that the wife was often a romantic initiator. As you read your Bible, ask God to show you more of His ways for you. Write out what He shows you, and perhaps memorize it. The day I decided to search God’s Word for myself and write down what He said to me as a wife was a great day for our marriage, and years later I still thank God for that step.