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God's Purpose for Salvation

Submission is God’s tool to ensure His created order is carried out by mankind. Men uphold their call to sacrificially love their wives as well as nurture and care for the souls of their children in hopes they’ll come to know and love Christ. Submitting to their husbands does not oppress women. As a woman prepares for marriage, she gets to dutifully pray for God’s guidance in finding a godly spouse. She gets to choose whom she’ll marry. In submission to God, she voluntarily chooses to submit to her husband because both God and her husband promise to take care of her. Wives then get to partner with their husbands to bring up children to know Christ.

Many women choose to care for their children and give their time and energy to taking care of their home. Being elbow deep in suds to wash dishes or a toddler can both be acts of worship to God. Any task a woman performs in her home, she can do it for God’s glory. Similarly, women who work outside of their home must submit themselves to their employers and may likewise face thankless days as the women working at home, but it is ultimately the condition of her heart that will determine her actions as worship.

Men will work hard and with integrity, most often outside of the home. If they’re fortunate, they’ll have an appreciative boss who recognizes their hard work. Even if this ideal is lacking, God has authority over both employer and laborer, therefore He deserves the laboring man’s best efforts regardless of the boss’s status of recognizing it.

Children are God’s blessing to men and women. I find it astounding that God entrusts these precious gifts to sinful, broken people, but God has commanded men and women to cherish, love, nurture, and discipline their children as a means to win more souls for Christ. God gives the gift of parenting in order for us to make disciples and to further expand His Kingdom. He has planned this from the beginning of time, and He set things in motion using submission as a means to shepherd His chosen ones to bring glory unto Himself

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