A Beloved Bride…

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In Genesis, we read that God took a rib from Adam and formed Eve from that rib.

In the Gospels, the beginning of the Church, we find that a spear pierced or split the side of Jesus.  Jesus didn’t just give a rib; He gave His life.  His death and resurrection “formed” the Bride — the Church.

Every bride wants to know that her husband will love her completely, unconditionally, selflessly, and lavishly.

There is no greater love than that which lays down its life for another.

John 15:13

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 3:29

29 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.

Revelation 19:7-8

Let us rejoice and exult
    and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
    and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Genesis 2:21-23

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made[a] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
    because she was taken out of Man.”[b]

John 19:34

34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

Ephesians 5:25-27

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a]

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