Rights vs. Responsibilities

August 13, 2013

in Headship/Submission

Most of us are all about our “rights”, but we’re generally far less into our responsibilities. Jesus had a different take on rights:

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” [Phil 2:3-8 ESV]

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Are you pushing your “rights” in your marriage? Are you pushing those rights more than you are working on your responsibilities?

I’m not saying you should become a doormat or put up with sin, but maybe you should re-examine the balance of rights and responsibilities.

Yes, your wife should do the same thing, but I don’t think you can tell her that without seeming to be pushing your rights. Maybe the best plan is to lead by example.

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