HOW TO GET ALONG: GOD’S WAY
I. SUBMIT: hupotasso (Gr) = A Greek military term meaning "to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader". In non-military use, it was "a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden".
a. To whom is the wife to submit? ________________________________
b. Does the scripture give a reason to submit? _______________________
c. Who is responsible for implementing the submission? _______________
_____________________________________________________________ II. LOVE: agape (Gr) = to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly.
a. Who is the husband to love? _________________________________________
b. Is there any other exhortation to husbands about their wife? ___________
c. What relationship can you see in the exhortation to husbands and the exhortation
to wives? _________________________________________________________
III. OBEY: hupakouo (Gr) = to listen, to harken to a command, to obey, be obedient to, submit to
a. Who is a child to obey? _______________________________________
b. It what are they to obey parents? ________________________________
c. What reason does the scripture give for children to obey their parents? ________
d. What protection for children is directed at the father in an exhortation?
e. The role of the bondservants (doulos) correlates well to a modern day
employee. What does the Lord require of bondservants? _____________
f. Who does the scripture state our work is really for? _____________ And
who will reward? ____________________________________________
IV. Application: Roles and responsibilities may vary but having a Christ-like regard for others and a willing, submissive spirit that esteems others is vital to getting along well. When we behave according to scripture what benefits are immediately realized in each of the above roles?