Do You Belong To Your Husband?
A dear sweet friend of mine has a Bible passage on her blog that I really love and have come to a much deeper understanding of it in the past year. This is the scripture that is on her blog, "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies" well, she doesn't have the last part on there. The verse is from Song of Solomon Chapter 6 Verse 3. To be honest, in the beginning, I hated it, I thought it was very demeaning and cruel to say that you belonged to someone, much less be submissive and yes ladies, your Bible also tells you that but we'll talk more about that in a minute. I also felt that it was scornful, abusive and hateful,now you've got to remember that I came from a very violent relationship of many years and I did not want to belong to anyone. Back to us being submissive in Ephesians Chapter 5 Verses 22-24: Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church and He is the Savior of the body. 24. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. But the more I was at her blog and the more I read that scripture, then studied it the more I wanted that life. So, I started praying that God would help me to that place and that He would draw me nearer unto Him. That He would lead me where He wanted me to go and show me what He wanted me to do. God has helped me to be a better wife but He's still not finished with me yet! I am still not sure what God wants me to do but I have been teaching Children's Church when we are able to get there and I know that the Lord has even more for me to do, I just keep praying and listening for that still small voice of God.3 My dear sweet sister has been a tremendous blessing to me and I don't believe she will ever know how much she has helped me with digging deeper into my Bible and learning more about my Bible and so much more. She is just a great blessing to me and I love her dearly! I would love to become a Proverbs Chapter 31 Verses 10-31 wife if it is the Lord's Holy will. 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. I know this is a lot to live up to but with the Lord's help I will do my best to live up to being this kind of woman. What brought all this about was a letter I read on the internet from a woman to her 5 year old daughter. She has written 25 things she wanted her daughter to know. One of them was to never belong to anyone, another was looking into different religions. Now, I know that there are many religions but there is only one true God. Besides belonging to my husband, I first belonged to my Savior!