A lot of women get mad when they read Ephesians 5:25, and if they were just reading that verse I can understand why.
A lot of people seem to think that this verse justifies bad behavior toward women. but as usual context is important. Read just two more verses and you will see that men are supposed to love their wives as much as Christ loves the church that he died for. Someone who loves you enough that he would be willing to die for you isn’t going to mistreat you.
Ephesians 5:22-25 English Standard Version (ESV)
Wives and Husbands
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
A worldview is like a set of glasses in which you see the world. For example the phrase “rose colored glasses” means that the person sees everything in the best way possible, or they have an optimistic worldview.
Everyone has a worldview, but they do not always realize it. Your worldview centers around four basic questions.
Origin – where did we come from and thus what are we?
Problem – what’s wrong with the world?
Solution – how is the problem fixed?
Purpose – why am I here?
So many things flow from the answers to these questions. For example, if we are created purposely by God in the image of God, our worth is considerably higher then it would be if we were the product of an accidental universe, at the end of a long line of mutants that were lucky enough to be fitter then the rest.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates, in Plato, Dialogues, Apology
Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC – 399 BC)
Part of examining your life, is examining the way you live it. Your worldview will help you do that.
Want to know more about the Christian Worldview? Please consider reading A World of Difference, (Reasons to Believe): Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test