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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5959 submission
5959 submission

5959 submission

A humble attitude where obedience is rendered within a relationship; whether it be to God, authorities or other people at work, in the church, in marriage or in the family.

God requires submission

From all people Ps 2:9-11 See also Job 22:21; 1Pe 5:6

From Christians especially Mt 6:9-10 See also Heb 12:9; Jas 4:7

The submission of Jesus Christ to his Father

Lk 22:42 pp Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:36 See also Jn 5:19; Jn 12:49-50; 1Co 15:27-28; Heb 5:7-8; Heb 10:5-7

The submissive spirit required in the church

In believers’relationships with one another Eph 5:21 See also Php 2:5-7

To Jesus Christ Eph 5:24 See also Eph 1:22-23; Col 1:18 As the body is subject to the head, so the church is subject to Christ.

To the Scriptures Jos 1:7-8 See also Ps 119:133; Col 3:15; Jas 1:22-25; Rev 22:18-19

To church leaders Heb 13:17 See also Ro 13:1; 1Co 16:15-16; 1Th 5:12-13

In prophecy 1Co 14:32 The implication is that individual prophecies must be submitted to the overall judgment of the church.

The submission of all to civil government

Ro 13:1 See also Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25; Ro 13:2-7; Tit 3:1; 1Pe 2:13-14

Submission within other relationships

Of wives to husbands Eph 5:22-24 See also Col 3:18; Tit 2:4-5; 1Pe 3:1,5-6

Of children to parents Eph 6:1-3 See also Ex 20:12; Gal 4:2; Col 3:20

Of slaves to masters Eph 6:5-8 See also Col 3:22-24; Tit 2:9-10; 1Pe 2:18

Of young to old 1Pe 5:5 See also Lev 19:32

Reciprocal attitudes are commended to safeguard against abuse Eph 5:25-33; Eph 6:4,9; 1Ti 2:1-2; 1Pe 5:1-4 Those in authority have a responsibility to set an example.

See also

2057Christ, obedience
5218authority in home
5564suffering of Christ
5709marriage, purpose

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