Ephesians 5: Men & Mutual Submission

 

Paul continues to expound on what our new humanity looks like. It looks like mutual submission- everyone putting everyone else first. In particular he concentrates on those who in his day wielded more power - those for whom being Jesus-like would have been particularly counter-intuitive and counter-cultural. Everyone thrives when no one is threatened and each looks to promote the other. This is the beauty of Christian community.