Should a wife submit to her husband even if obedience means violating her conscience? (Esther 1:12)

Should a wife submit to her husband even if obedience means violating her conscience? (Esther 1:12)

10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha and Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown, in order to show the peoples and the princes her beauty, for she was lovely to look at. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. At this the king became enraged, and his anger burned within him.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that a wife would have a higher duty of obedience to God than even to her husband. I would only qualify that by saying, although God gave each human a conscience, it might not be an infallible guide as to what is right in God's sight and what is not, depending on a person's individual values or life experiences (which might be incorrect or influenced by sin (1 Timothy 4:2)). It would be better to use the Bible as a point of reference in determining if there is a conflict between submission to a husband and obedience to God.

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