....Continuation of above posting...
A]==> The godly wife will be submissive to her husband; this submission isn't a reward for the husband's good behavior, it is commanded by God as the proper order for the home
B]==> True submission in the home follows the same principles of submission as towards government or our employers; it is a submission not only of the actions, but also of the heart - as demonstrated by the surrendering heart of Jesus (IPet.2:21-25)
i). The call for submission is not merely a call for love and considerate action; it is a call to relate in submission to authority; the term is used outside the New Testament to describe the submission and obedience of soldiers in an army to those of superior rank
ii). Yet, submission in authority can be totally consistent with equality in importance, dignity, and honor - Jesus was subject to both His parents and to God the Father, but was not lower than either
C]==> The benefit of submission is shown in the way that it affects husbands for God - a wife's submission is a powerful declaration her trust in God, an such faith can do great things, even without a word .
Peter reminds them(women) that God's plan is that wives impact their husbands not through persuasive lectures, but through godly submission, chaste conduct, and the fear of God
D]==> Of course, submission in marriage follows the same principles as submission in other spheres - our obligation before God, UNLESS ONE IS DIRECTED BY THE AUTHORITY TO SIN; in such cases, it is right to OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN(Acts 4:19-20)
1 Peter 3: 5
==> When women submit to their husbands, and when the do not put trust in their outward adornment, they are like the holy women of former times who trusted in God - they powerfully demonstrate their faith
i. True submission is not all about trusting the one submitted to; instead, it is about trusting God
==> Sarah's submission to Abraham was demonstrated by two things: obedience and honor; those remain as two essential aspects of submission for those who would be daughters of Sarah
On the basis of 1 timothy 2:11
(11-12) Women are to show submission, and to yield authority in the church
a. Submission is the principle; silence is the application of the principle
b. "Under authority" is the principle; not teaching is the application
i. Paul is saying that women should not be recognized by the church as those having authority in the church regarding matters of doctrine and interpretation
ii. Not all speaking or teaching by a woman is necessarily a violation of God's order of authority in the church
May God Bless thee to understand His Words in the days to come.