"Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them."

Colossians 3:18-19

Naturally, there is a great deal of debate among Christians around what these words mean. Some husbands wonder, "What does this look like?" And some wives ask, "Why does he get to be the spiritual leader, can't we both do it? Why can't we both do it?" In the end, it all comes down to how we define leadership.

A biblical definition of spiritual leadership doesn't mean that others in the home are inferior, inadequate, or less important. And a biblical definition does not mean that others do not at times lead, use their gifts, and contribute to decisions themselves. For a great definition of leadership, we only need to look to the life of Jesus Christ, the most celebrated spiritual leader of all time. His leadership did not force the power and position of his role on others but used his power and position to serve others in this world, and in the end, making the ultimate sacrifice for those he loved. You and me. His family.

DO THIS TODAY: Spiritually lead by making a sacrifice at home.


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