Teachings on Submission
The Book of Esther is about a courageous, Jewish orphan girl who saves her people from extermination through God’s providence. Providence is the way God’s will leads those who will not be led. God is always working behind the scenes, using selected people to further His will.
In Ephesians 5:20-33, submission to each other, submission in the marriage and submission to Christ is outlined. In Verse 20 of Ephesians 5 we are told to give thanks always in all things. This is not easy, but we can do all things through Christ. In verse 21 we are told to submit to one another. Submission is a military term to submit to one in authority. This means that we all have authority in Christ. In Verse 21, wives…
In Chapter 5 of Ephesians the emphasis is on being an imitator of Christ. To do this we must be willing to submit to Christ for the sake of His purpose. We are not to walk with the world but in thankfulness. We are to expose the darkness by the light which is the truth (God’s Word).