Monday, February 2, 2009

Submission to One Another

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:15-21

For those who've not yet seen the movie "Fireproof", I highly recommend it. Not only does it emphasize the significance of the marriage vow, it also presents why we must first deal with sin in our life before we can 'fix' problems in our marriage. The heart of this movie is how the Gospel message is woven in. A must see!!

The theme "Never leave your partner behind" really magnifies and reinforces why God describes marriage as two becoming one flesh (Ephesians 5: 31). Contrast that with the bigger picture of Christ and the Church and it's clear to see how great His love is for us. This is the model for marriage.

Mike Ratliffe at his blog "Possessing the Treasure" gives an excellent review of this movie by reminding us what it means to be submissive to one another...

Read it here: "Submission To One Another"