01 Jul Reverence for Christ – 7/1/20
Ephesians 5:21 – “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
The verses preceding verse 21 present practical ways in which a Christian can live a spirit-filled life; one of those ways being submitting to one another.
Submission, relative to Christian relationships, involves putting others and their needs above ourselves. We submit out of reverence for Christ to put others above ourselves, to obey the authority over us, and to ultimately put ourselves in submission under God’s authority. When we serve others, we serve the Lord. Let us serve the Lord well in this way!
Lord God, we thank you for your Word and the ability you’ve given us to grow in our understanding of You! I pray that we seek opportunities to put others and their needs above ourselves. Help us lean into You during times where it is difficult to love others the way You would love them. Let us not forget that our reverence and awe for You is the foundation for our submission to other believers. We pray this so that Your will would be done, in Jesus’ name. Amen