That Proverbs Woman (Prompted by Charles Wood)

You remember her, don’t you; the perfect woman of Proverbs 31? The woman who looks after her family, runs a business, cooks, sews, cleans, works out and does all of it perfectly. She never dropped stitches in her knitting, or burns a batch of cookies; no she is the perfect woman.

That woman has depressed womankind for years while some folk sit back with crossed arms, smug faces and pointy fingers.

Here’s your Bible question for today: Who is the Bride of Christ? Ephesians 5:25-27 points out that those husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church.

Christ is looking for a bride/church that is holy, blameless and without stain or wrinkle.

Paul tells the Corinthians that he promised them to one husband, the Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:2, NIV)

“Hallelujah, for our Lord God Almighty reigns.  Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory, for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)

 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”(Revelation 19:6-9, NIV)

So I ask you to consider this. If the bride of Christ is all of us, (i.e. the church), then what if the Proverbs 31 lady applied to us all.

Is it possible that the Proverbs 31 woman might not be an individual with incredible superpowers but is instead all of us…the church as a whole, preparing to be the bride of Christ?

Prayer- Lord, teach us truth for only you are truth. In Christ, Amen.

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