We're coming to the season in which people are getting married. The bride had picked out and tried on her wedding dress and the groom his tuxedo. I'm sure when the bride was deciding on the dress, she tried on various ones to see which one looks best on her. She wanted and wants her dress to be spectacular. She wants the groom to be taken aback when he sees her walking down the aisle. She wants her dress perfect. Supposed when she was about to get dressed, she found out that her dress was wrinkled and had a stain on it. She probably would be in a panic in order to rectify that dress. Why? Because she wants her dress to be perfect and wants to please the groom.
As believers, we are the Bride of Christ and should be preparing for the marriage. We should want our wedding dress to be spotless and pressed. So how do we get our wedding dress spotless? In Revelations 19:7, 8 in the AMPC version, it reads:
Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.
She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white - for the fine line is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God's holy people).
For our wedding dress to be spotless and to please the Groom, we should be walking in righteousness. We need our conduct and our actions to be pleasing to God. Of course, our works or behavior won't get us to heaven, only the blood of Jesus can. But faith in Jesus without the works is dead. Our faith and our actions or righteous living is what gets us in to the marriage supper of the Lamb. It's the only way we'll be able to wear the wedding dress God has for us.
The question for us is first, are we looking forward to the wedding? Are we excited to meet the Groom face to Face? Second, are we living our lives according to His Word in order to put on the wedding dress? Prayerfully, the answer to both questions are YES! Today and the rest of our lives on this earth, let us walk worthy of the wedding dress God has picked out for us. That wedding dress is righteous living. Have a blessed week!