You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
Therefore [alla] as [hosper] the church [ekklesia] is subject [hupotasso] unto
Christ, [Christos] so [houto] [kai] let the wives [gune] be to their own [idios]
husbands [aner] in [en] every thing. [pas] KJV-Interlinear
24 But as
the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their
husbands in everything. NASB
Here the priorities of life are established.
God is always first, and all believers, whether male or female, must place themselves under subjection to Gods will regardless of anything else in life.
Gods will is that you function in your spiritual life and grow up spiritually. Anything else that you do in life, whether climbing of mountains, digging ditches, performing brain surgery, or changing diapers, comes secondary to and parallel with your spiritual life.
You are here to prepare for your eternal life. Whatever it is that you do in this life, is there serving as the logistical support and infrastructure of you and yours, in this life while you prepare spiritually.
You concentrate on our job in order to support yourself and your family and others as needed in this life, while at the same time you should be concentrating on your spiritual studies, your daily studies, that help prepare you for eternity.
So, whether you are young or old, male or female, God is your first priority and obligation.
Second, comes that obligation which God has imposed on us all. We have already studied that the husbands role is to place himself last and his family first. With his authority, comes responsibility and his family is more important than self.
Also, second in line for the wife, is her husband. She is to place herself last as well, but her primary responsibility is not to her children, even though she has a principle role in their upbringing, but her husband is to be her primary focus and objective in life.
In 'everything,' makes it clear that her role is her husband.
In the spiritual life, Christ is the head and authority and foundation of all believers. Christ is the basis of all of Christianity.
And we all look to Him, for our personal relationship to God, and to doctrine for our personal growth and production in our spiritual life.
So too, the wife, looks to her husband as he is the foundation of the family. So in all things she is to care for him, as he is to care for his family. While the husbands role is more for guidance and example for the family, the wife's role toward her husband is a more intimate role due to their relationship as two persons being in effect one unit.
Christ went to great extremes for the Church. The husband is to go to great extremes for his family. The wife is to go to great extremes for her husband. This principle, when made a part of your life, makes for a phenomenal relationship that cannot ever be broken, nor can it fail.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.