DATE : February 6, 2018  


PREACHER : Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ephesians 5:21-24

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Colossians 3:18

Vashti is a well-known woman of pride. She was too big to obey her husband. She fell from her high position of being the First Lady. How do you know that you are a proud woman? We cannot say that you are humble because of what you say about yourself. Vashti did not obey her husband. Not obeying a husband is a sign that you are like Vashti and therefore it is a sign that you are proud. You are puffed up like Vashti when you no longer obey your husband!

I sent a missionary to a foreign country. When he married his wife, she was a nice, sweet, obedient little girl. Through the blessings of God, she gave birth to a number of children. Finally, when her womb was full she declared, “I will not go to the mission field any more. I have had enough. I am fed up. It is over.” Then she told the missions director, “I will never go back to the mission field. I have had enough. My husband should follow me! I will not follow him any more!”

This young lady had now become too big and too resistant to obey her husband. She had enjoyed the married status for some time and was not so impressed! Who was this young man to tell her what to do and where to live? She simply disobeyed her husband and went her own way. This is a good example of pride. This young lady would not have behaved like this some years earlier. She would have pledged her obedience to the mission and to the ministry of her husband. Becoming puffed up is to experience a rapid swelling. Being puffed up is when a person quickly develops a state of pride.

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