Submission Ain’t for Sissies
In a society whose esteemed virtues are things like individuality and independence, submission is viewed as weak and archaic.
Teenagers are expected – even encouraged – to rebel against their parents.
Employees often look with contempt at their employers.
To even mention that a wife should submit to her husband is viewed as arrogant and sexist.
In our myopic and egocentric view of life, we may have missed the fact that there are blessings and benefits that come to a person who walks in submission.
- Submission is not for the weak; only strong people do it.
- Submission is a result of humility and honor – characteristics that are always rewarded.
- Submission positions you to receive multiplied anointing in your life.
- Submission is a catalyst to promotion.
- Submission pleases God.
Jesus had an encounter with someone who knew the power of submission:
But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. (Matthew 8:8-10 ESV)
Jesus drew a connection between a man’s submission and his faith. Submission certainly requires faith! Submitting to a fallible person requires faith in an infallible God whose sovereignty is bigger than someone else’s humanity.
David learned the power of submission, even when his authority was clearly undeserving of honor. King Saul attempted to kill David on many occasions, but David would not harm or rebel against “God’s anointed.”
God rewarded David’s submission with promotion.
God rewarded the Centurion’s submission with a miracle.
Perhaps there is a blessing awaiting your submission today.