I often run into husbands who want to lord over their wives because “God made me the head of the home so, you need to submit!” Such men may call themselves whatever they choose, but their heart is not Godly. They don’t know the word of God; they don’t know the first thing about God. If they did, they would know that they are sent as servants. “Even so, Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it.”
When I read 1 Peter 5, it reminds me of bullies on the playground or dictators in the pulpit who are like cancers on the body and must not be tolerated.
The parable of all parables on this subject is Luke 17:7-10
7: But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
8: And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9: Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
10: So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Always remember, we must keep saying to ourselves – even when we have done everything Jesus required – “I am only an unworthy servant; just doing my duty because of love.”
God bless you.