I have always said that submission is hard because ...
(1) I am a human.
(2) I have Irish, German, and Indian heritage ...
(3) I am an American ...
(4) I was born and bred in the South ...
(5) I am from Texas!
So, there is NO natural submission within me!!!
Submission meaning ... an ACT of submitting. The condition of having submitted.
(Interesting - Late Middle English definition is ... "a letting down".)
Submit meaning ... (1) To give over or yield to the power and authority of another.
(2) To defer to another's judgment, opinion, decision.
(3) Comply, bow, obey, agree, resign.
Like I said, submitting is not easy for me. I was born and bred to FIGHT. LOL
But, then, here comes God and He says ---
...II Chronicles 30:8 ... "Submit to the Lord"
...Job 22:21 ... "Submit to God and be at peace with Him"
...Ephesians 5:21 ... "Submit to one another out of reverance for Christ"
...Ephesians 5:22 ... "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord"
...Hebrews 12:9 ... "Submit to the Father of our spirits and live"
...Hebrews 13:17 ... "Obey your leaders and submit to their authority"
...James 4:7 ... "Submit yourselves, then, to God.
...I Peter 2:13 ... "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men"
...I Peter 2:18 ... "Submit yourselves to your masters with all respect"
...I Peter 5:5 ... "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the
<<Just a few verses that deal with "this">>
What can I say?
I echo the words that Paul said in Romans 7:15-23...
"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do -- this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin living in me
that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind
and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members."
(will finish this shortly - gotta go pick Rick up ... :-)