In our month of Somethings, we are studying verses that pertain to wedding phrases and other things. All people receive wedding gifts, don’t they? Whether silver picture frames or a toaster, expensive or not so much, there is something always for the bride, and even the groom. Jesus always gives more.
Often brides give gifts to bridesmaids, the maid of honor, mother, mother in law. I have seen lots of cute gifts and then there are the dresses, some I don’t care for and some wonderful. I love to look at all kinds of clothes.
And we know, traditionally, that the father of the bride pays for the wedding. But what about the Father, He sent His Son, He really did pay royally, for the wedding feast, known as the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the figurative and spiritual marriage of Jesus to the church, a literal event in heaven.
I have often said that God has fatherly strength and motherly love, why He made both men and women, and intended marriage as a one man and woman, intimate relationship, with the three fold cord of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in and between them, His perfect love. Something to aspire to. Let’s look at what the Father has for the bride.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; in you there is no flaw. Song of Solomon 4:7 — Beauty
Lift up your eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As I live, said the LORD, you shall surely clothe you with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on you, as a bride does. Isaiah 42:9 — Restoration
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10 — Complete, eternal salvation and righteousness.
For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5 — Joy
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. John 3:29 — More Joy
He did this ( was crucified ) to present her to Himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. Ephesians 5:27 NLT — Holiness
Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to Him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself. Revelation 19:7 — Christ forever
There are so many more aspects to explore about Biblical, marriages, Hebrew customs and being faithful. God loved us enough to send His Son, and He is ready to forgive, and accept anyone who will believe into His heavenly kingdom. This is a royal wedding not to be missed.
The Hebrew word for bride is ” kallah ” and He is coming soon, very soon He wants a pure bride, so church, I ask you, have you made your self ready? In a world that has lost respect for holy matrimony, the Lord still honors the ” ketubah “, ka – too – bah, or marriage contract, the bride and groom drink from the same cup and agree, and He goes to prepare a place for her. And He will come again, John 14:1 in Bible days the groom had a year to prepare a home, usually at his father’s house or on his land, and he could come anytime, even in the night to catch her away, so keep you light shining. Keep your oil burning, He has something for the bride.