“And be subject to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).
In this section describing how we are to walk and relate to one another, Paul’s concluding admonition is one of subjecting ourselves to others. It’s the embodiment of the servant spirit that is willing to forego one’s personal rights and privileges for the well-being of those around us. It is the desire to see others realize their full potential. He then applies it to marriage and the church. We see daily a world that is self-obsessed and preoccupied with self-expression. Can we even imagine a world that is about others and not us. It is a subjecting subject.