Published Date: February 25, 2019
For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I am speaking about Christ and the church.
(Ephesians 5:30-32 MEV)
Speaking of Jesus and the Church, the Bible says we are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh. That’s a pretty intimate relationship! And our Bridegroom loves us so much that He laid down His life for us. Of course, He wants to take good care of us!
The psalmist wrote, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). Jesus is our shepherd. He wants to meet all of our needs so that we do not want for anything—and He does not want us turning to any other shepherd.
God is a jealous God. We were never intended to be caught in an intimate relationship with the world’s system. And Jesus doesn’t want the world to take care of His bride. He says, “Don’t touch her!” If we can catch that, then we will let go of the world’s system, which is faithful to no one, and we will run to our faithful Lord!
Dear God, I am so grateful that You are the Supplier of all my needs. I praise You for Your goodness and faithfulness. Jesus, thank you for laying your life down for me. Thank you for taking care of me and that I am part of your eternal bride. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.