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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Isaac: The Fruit of Submission

August 12

(1 Corinthians 1:27 NIV)  "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."

(2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV)  "That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

(Ephesians 5:21 NIV)  "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."

The best word to describe Isaac is submission. Submission doesn’t receive good press today. It’s seen as an archaic concept. It is often distorted and misused by people seeking to dominate others, but that doesn’t void the truth of the biblical principle. We are called to be submissive, rather than combative. We shouldn’t always have to get our way, or have the upper hand. If you strive to manipulate and control others, stop!  It’s an addiction. It causes more pain than pleasure, and it is disobedience to God. It is sin. Of course, there are boundaries to submission. It must be abandoned if it becomes destructive or abusive. Submission should never be confused with bondage or co-dependence. It requires prayer, discernment, and godly counsel, but the majority of our decisions are usually clear. Our main problem is that our rebel hearts just don’t like to submit. – Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

1 comment:

  1. So true, many young girls mistake abuse and control as submission and obedience. They need to know the true King to know how to submit.