Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Submission - Part 2

Submission, in the biblical sense, is based upon the 6th Commandment - "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you" (Ex. 20:12).

The Heidelberg Catechism answers the question of what the commandment means by saying, "That I show all honor, love and fidelity, to my father and mother, and all in authority over me, and submit myself to their good instruction and correction, with due obedience; and also bear with their weaknesses and infirmities, since it pleases God to govern us by their hand" (Lord's Day 39).

True liberty is found in submission to God and those He is pleased to place in authority over us. Sounds absolutely counterintuitive, but it's true!


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