Have you ever stopped to think about the term Saviour? An individual that rescues another person from danger can be called a Saviour. A person that prevents another from entering into danger can also go by the title of Saviour.
In Ephesians 5:23, we find that Christ is not only the head of the church, but in doing so, He is also the Saviour of the body. Next, in the twenty-fourth verse, we find that the church is subject unto Christ. What does this mean? Why is it so important for the church to be alert and aware of Christ, if Christ is head? Can't He just make us do what He wants, so that we will never go astray?
The answer, obviously, is that God can do whatever He wants. He can do anything and all things. But, what He wants is for us to choose to follow Him. He wants us to love Him. God is not interested in a group of people that are nothing more than slaves. He wants us to be willing to stay at His side because we love and trust Him.
Those that are trained to rescue people from dangerous situations often encounter frantic and hysterical people. Many times the rescuer has to stay at an arms-length away to keep the individual from hurting themselves more or even injuring the person performing the rescue.
In our text we find that it is important for the church to be subject unto Christ for our own benefit. Just as the rescuer can have valuable advice on how to safely be removed from danger, our Savior, Jesus Christ, has advice on how to live as victorious and joy filled life for Him.
Let's be careful not to be so combative with Christ that He has to keep us at arms-length. The scriptures tell us that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. This week, how about allowing Christ to head up your life by listening to Him and obeying His commands.
Saved to Serve,
Pastor Darrell Roe