Thursday, 4 November 2010
Christ The Bridegroom And His Bride; Genesis 24:4&31
"But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac" (Genesis 24:4).
Some have thought that as Isaac was in many respects a type of the blessed Jesus, what is said here in reference to the servant's embassy to bring home a wife for Isaac may shadow out the service of ministers of the gospel in their bringing home souls to Christ.
• Certain it is that the church is called the bride, the Lamb's wife; Revelation 21:9.
• And Christ Himself is called the bridegroom; John 3:29, Ephesians 5:23-27, 2 Corinthians 11:2.
"And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels" (Genesis 24:31).
So should ministers constrain their people; Luke 14:23.