Date: October 19, 2014 10:57 PM
Topic: +DEV+ God's Perfect Bride
God's Perfect Bride
"The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, ...but it was because the LORD loves you..." (Deuteronomy 7:7-8)
Scripture Focus: Deuteronomy 7:6-9
Another image God presents is of us as His bride. Have you ever wondered why it is sometimes so hard to answer your spouse if he or she asks you, "Why do you love me?" Ultimately, the answer boils down to the one God gives us: "I love you because...I love you!"
In the Bible, God sets His eye on a chosen spiritual bride. You and I are part of that bride. That the holy, awesome Creator-God has "set His eyes" on us in love is scary! What will He see? Will our sin put Him off? How can we bear that gaze? God's people in the wilderness were so afraid of that intimacy that they asked Moses to be their go-between, and God said it was a good idea.
We can only bear the delightful, frightening stare of love because in Jesus' beauty we are God's perfect bride, without a wrinkle or a blemish. He is our go-between. He has made us absolutely loveable and we need never fear losing that love. In Christ, we truly are the apple of God's eye. Absorb and delight in God your heavenly Husband's loving stare today!
Insight: You are god's treasured possession, and his loving eyes are upon you.
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