“Well yeah, but …” May 29, 2010Posted by stevekerp in Marriage and Family.
Tags: Lot's wife
“Remembering Lot’s Wife” has ruffled a few feathers. My references to disobedient and non-supportive wives has done likewise. The usual rejoinder is, “Yes, I see your point, but the HUSBAND is supposed to …” and then a discussion of how many/most/all husbands don’t love and support their wives as Christ loves the church, suggesting that this deficiency in the husband somehow legitimizes a Jezebel spirit in the wife. “He doesn’t love me, so I am released from the command to submit to him.”
How well do you suppose that argument will play at the Judgment Seat of Christ?
A rebellious spirit is a rebellious spirit. ANY circumstance – ANY outside influence or condition – can be cited as a “reason” why rebelliousness, arrogance, self-sufficiency or un-teachableness is somehow “justified.” But the inner condition, rather than being repented of, is then simply reinforced. Using someone else’s sin to justify your own is not wise.
Wives, submit to your husbands as unto the Lord. Help us weak, marginalized and culturally assaulted men to become what God wants us to be. Help us learn to love you as Christ loves the church. Don’t be like Lot’s wife by abandoning us just when we need you the most.
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