Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ


by Mike Ratliff

18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. Ephesians 5:18-21 (NASB) 

The proper worship of our Lord is done by Spirit-filled Christians and no others. We have looked at what being Spirit-filled is and what it isn’t in the last couple of posts. Perhaps the number one attribute that is evidence of being truly Spirit-filled is the submission of our will to the will of God, proper submission, as He has defined it. Our God is all about order, not chaos. Those who we would call antinomians may agree with us that we are saved by Grace through faith alone apart from works, however, we depart ways from them when it comes to obedience. They would have a huge problem with the subject of this post possibly even seeing it as an attempt to put believers into “religious bondage.” Well, let the Word of God speak.

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