In early Hebrew tradition, the bride lived at home until the bridegroom finished preparing a place for her and his father said, “All is ready.” Then the bridegroom traveled to his bride’s home, her bridal chamber.
Christians believe that the Lord Jesus is the Bridegroom and the church is the bride. The place Jesus is preparing for us is in Heaven. Until He comes to take us to be where He is, our bridal chamber is here on earth.
Are you living with eternity in mind? If so, do not hold tightly to things of this world. You won’t need any of it. Spend your time preparing for the wedding.
You may ask, “How do I prepare?” The answer is, “Make yourself beautiful.” Fill your life with things above. Everything you do here is preparing you for your eternal life. The things of this world will pass away but everything you do for the Kingdom of God now will last forever.
THINK ABOUT IT
“Finally, brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9).
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
PRAY ABOUT IT
Heavenly Father, this place on earth is not our home. We long to be where you are. Show us your way. Lead us along your paths. Prepare us to be ready when Jesus comes. In His great name, Amen.