Ephesians 5: What’s the Real Deal With Wives Submitting to Husbands?

Discover the wisdom of living wisely, loving unconditionally, and expressing gratitude. Find purpose and joy in your spirituality and create positive impact in your relationships.

What It Means in the Bible and What It Means in Your Life

Ephesians 5 in the Bible is about how to live wisely and lovingly, reflecting Christ’s love through our actions.

It says:

“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 ESV)

Bible: Your Life:
Filled with the Spirit Instead of seeking fulfillment in temporary pleasures, you find joy and energy through your spirituality or passions.
Wise Living You prioritize your time effectively, focusing on what improves your life and the lives of those around you.
Love Like Christ You express unconditional love to those in your circle, creating strong, supportive relationships.
Giving Thanks You practice gratitude daily, recognizing and appreciating the good in your world.
  • In your relationships, love is about action, not just feeling. Show kindness without expecting anything in return.
  • Similar to how light exposes the darkness, you can bring positivity to challenging situations, maybe by volunteering or simply offering a listening ear.
  • As singing hymns and spiritual songs uplifts the spirit, your positive words can encourage and uplift those around you.

Remember, like the church submits to Christ, you find strength in unity and support when you collaborate and respect others, enriching your community with your unique contributions.

Embrace your role as a child of light, living out goodness, righteousness, and truth, and watch how it transforms the world you touch.