We, the church, are the bride of Christ. Have you ever stopped to think about what that means?
Psalm 45 is a wedding song to the King and his bride. Verses 10 and 11 caught my eye:
Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father’s house. The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
We are to leave everything and everyone behind and give ourselves to Christ.
Now read John 8:39-47. This is the passage where Jesus is telling the Jews that they are the children of Satan and that He is the son of God. There are no neutral parties in this life, you are either for God or for Satan. You can’t sit on the fence and decide, because there is no middle ground.
Satan is our father, and God calls us out of Satan’s family and into His own. He takes us as His own children, and as the bride for His Son, and He tells us to forget our people and our father’s house. The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
We are to walk away from our first father, Satan, and forget that we ever served him. We fix our eyes on our new Father, the Father who bought us with the blood of His Son, the Father who reached down and claimed us as His own; and He presents us as a bride to that same Son who shed His blood for us. And He is enthralled by our beauty! Enthralled by me! That is amazing!
Rebecca A Givens, 06/07/09