The Bride Reflecting the Bridegroom
I enjoyed the matter of preparing to be Christ's bride this past Fellowship Night. Someone asked during our group time why it matters so much how the bride is dressed. The answer we came up with is that in the past, how the bride was presented reflected the wealth of her groom. In the same way, the church, the bride of the King, must be prepared for her wedding. The way she is dressed must reflect the riches of her Bridegroom, which is why we must prepare ourselves for the Lord's return. To do so, we must buy the oil, so that we reflect the riches of our Bridegroom!