Daily Devotional

“The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does” (1 Corinthians 7:4).

The handing over of authority to others is an act of submission. What Paul is advocating for the covenant of marriage is the practice of mutual submission; a husband and wife forgoing their personal rights and privileges for the well-being of the other. This is a frontline application of the admonition to all Christians to be “subject to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).

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