Ephesians 5:21

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21 ESV

Being filled with the Spirit is also characterized by submitting to one another in Christ. This voluntary submission to others is an act of self-sacrificing love. The life of Jesus is a wonderful example of this agape love as He submitted His life to the Father, giving His life so that we may have forgiveness and life. The Spirit filled believer is to voluntarily give of himself in loving and caring service to others because of his reverence, respect, and fear of Christ. The believer glorifies and honors Christ by submitting and serving others.

Lord Jesus, I yield my life, my desires, and my all to Your Lordship. Guide me by Your Holy Spirit, helping me to serve others in kindness and love and thus to glorify and honor You.


  October 20, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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