Saturday, January 10, 2009

Proverbs 31 Woman compared to Bride

Get out your Bible and read Proverbs 31:10-31, and see how it relates to Jesus and His Bride.

v10 Jesus found a woman worthy of the bride-price of His precious ruby-red life-blood.
v11 Jesus confides in her as a friend (John 15:15), even with his battle plans.
v12 The Bride is committed to a life-time of good works. (Titus 2:14-15)
v13 The Bride works willingly, motivated by love and compassion. (1 Peter 5:2-4; Hosea 2:9)
v14 The Bride goes the distance for good food. (Psalm 104:26-28)
v15 The Bride awakens before dawn to prepare food and to give instruction.

(Luke 12:42-45)
v16 The Bride expands her food production ability: bread and wine for communion. (Mat. 13:44)
v17 The Bride is solid and steadfast and determined. (Genesis 49:24-26)
v18 The Bride is industrious at night. (Matthew 5:15-16)
v19 The Bride makes coverings. (Psalm 90:17; 1 Peter 4:8)
v20 The Bride gives to the needy. (1 Timothy 5:10)
v21 The Bride does not fear, for Her Family is covered in the scarlet-blood of Christ. (Prov. 3:24-25)
v22 The Bride makes coverings for her Home and herself as Queen. (Ps. 45:9-15)
v23 Jesus, the Bridegroom, shall judge the earth. (Psalms 67:4)
v24 The Bride did business; She worked with her hands and sold her wares.

(1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
v25 The Bride is clothed in Christ's glory, prepared and rejoicing in the last day. (Isaiah 28:5)
v26 The Bride speaks the Truth in love. (Pslams 107:43)
v27 The Bride manages her Household well, and not in idle gossip. (Galatians 6:10; 1 Timothy 5:15)
v28 Converts bless the Bride. The Lord Jesus raves about Her. (1 Tim. 3:15-16; Song of Solomon 4)
v29 The Bride is a Woman of virtue and excellence. (1 Corinthians 9:25)
v30 The Bride reverences her Groom, and He will share His glory with Her. (Zephaniah 3:17-20)
v31 The Bride's works are rewarded. (1 Timothy 2:9-10; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15)

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