He who has the bride is the bridegroom. – John 3:29a
Don’t you love that we as New Testament believers are called the Bride of Christ?
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. – Revelation 19:7
I don’t want to turn into “Bridezilla” by focusing on all the wrong things as I prepare for that day.
But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. – 2 Corinthians 11:3
First and foremost our relationship to our Bridegroom is to be motivated by love and devotion. I didn’t have to discipline myself to spend time with my fiancé. Love motivated me. He was my first thought in the morning and my last thought at night. That is why G.K. Chesterton encouraged us to, “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
We have a heavenly Bridegroom who has gone to prepare a place for us. Let us prepare our hearts by filling our lives with those things that fan our love for Christ and removing those things that dull or compete for our affection.
Lord, help us to live in anticipation of our wedding day with our eyes firmly fixed on You, our Bridegroom. Help us by your Spirit not to be led away from the simplicity and purity of our devotion to you.