The Decision for Submission

Draft – this is a very rich topic that needs to be fleshed out.

Submission is something person B does for person A.

(See wives submit to your husband.  There is an equivalent/parallel commandment for husbands.)

This is in contrast to subjugation and subjection which person A does to person B. Also, with these, person A is forcing (to two different degrees) person B to respond.

In the case of submission person B is deciding to do it.

See also ‘submit.’ (Including submitting an application to be an a Master’s program.)

Love is a decision. The following are therefore decisions

  • Obedience 
  • Service

From 3 minute retreat app:


God gives us free will. We decide to follow Christ.
We are not saved by ___,  but saved for ___.

  • Works
  • Obedience 
  • Commandment following

See definition of commandment.  It is more of a suggestion for your success than an edict.

I’ll take a decision over ‘binding agreement’ any day.  (Binding agreements vary. You can make a decision for a binding agreement, and those are good. By contrast a ‘binding decree’ is from outside someone, not an internal decision.)