Here are 75 Bible verses about the bride of Christ from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version). These verses have been thoughtfully categorized into subheadings and sorted from most to least relevant for easy browsing.
- Christ as the Bridegroom
- The Bride of Christ as the Church
- God’s Relationship with Israel as a Marriage
- Imagery and Symbolism of the Bride of Christ
- The Marriage of the Lamb
- Bride of Christ in Prophecy and End Times
- Preparation and Expectation of the Bride of Christ
- Voices of the Bridegroom and Bride
- Historical Examples of Brides and Bridegrooms
- Marriage and Relationships as a Reflection of Christ and the Church
- Other Verses
Christ as the Bridegroom
Matthew 9:15 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
Mark 2:19-20 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
John 3:29 KJV
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Matthew 25:1 KJV
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
The Bride of Christ as the Church
Ephesians 5:25-27 KJV
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Ephesians 5:32 KJV
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
2 Corinthians 11:2-3 KJV
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Ephesians 5:22-23 KJV
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Ephesians 5:24 KJV
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:33 KJV
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Colossians 1:18 KJV
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Ephesians 1:22-23 KJV
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1 Corinthians 12:27 KJV
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Colossians 2:10 KJV
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
1 Corinthians 12:13 KJV
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Colossians 1:24 KJV
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
Ephesians 4:12 KJV
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Colossians 3:15 KJV
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
1 Corinthians 10:16-22 KJV
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
1 Corinthians 11:27-34 KJV
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
God’s Relationship with Israel as a Marriage
Hosea 1:2 KJV
The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
Ezekiel 16:8 KJV
Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Isaiah 54:5 KJV
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Jeremiah 2:2 KJV
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Isaiah 62:5 KJV
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Imagery and Symbolism of the Bride of Christ
Revelation 21:1-2 KJV
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Isaiah 61:10 KJV
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 54:6 KJV
For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
Revelation 21:10 KJV
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Isaiah 49:18 KJV
Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
Psalms 45:9 KJV
Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
Jeremiah 2:32 KJV
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
1 Peter 3:3 KJV
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
Revelation 12:1-2 KJV
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Revelation 18:23 KJV
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
The Marriage of the Lamb
Revelation 19:7-9 KJV
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Revelation 21:2 KJV
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:9-11 KJV
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Matthew 25:10 KJV
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mark 2:19 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
Bride of Christ in Prophecy and End Times
Revelation 21:23-25 KJV
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Isaiah 62:3-4 KJV
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
Matthew 25:6 KJV
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Revelation 14:1-4 KJV
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Revelation 11:15 KJV
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Daniel 7:22 KJV
Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Isaiah 65:17 KJV
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Preparation and Expectation of the Bride of Christ
John 14:2-3 KJV
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Colossians 3:1 KJV
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:4 KJV
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1 Peter 1:16 KJV
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Voices of the Bridegroom and Bride
Jeremiah 33:10-11 KJV
Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Joel 2:16 KJV
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Jeremiah 25:10 KJV
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Jeremiah 7:34 KJV
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
Jeremiah 16:9 KJV
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
Historical Examples of Brides and Bridegrooms
Genesis 34:11-12 KJV
And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
1 Samuel 18:20-27 KJV
And Michal Saul’s daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain. And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law. And Saul’s servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king’s son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed? And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David. And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son in law: and the days were not expired. Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
Jeremiah 2:2-3 KJV
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Marriage and Relationships as a Reflection of Christ and the Church
Ephesians 5:22-33 KJV
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Genesis 2:24 KJV
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 1:27 KJV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1 Peter 3:7 KJV
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Matthew 19:9 KJV
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Matthew 5:32 KJV
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Amos 3:3 KJV
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Deuteronomy 24:5 KJV
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.
Genesis 3:16 KJV
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Revelation 22:17 KJV
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Jeremiah 3:14 KJV
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
Romans 7:4 KJV
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Revelation 3:12 KJV
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation 22:20 KJV
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Revelation 22:14 KJV
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Bride of Christ
What is the concept of the Bride of Christ?
The concept of the Bride of Christ is a metaphorical and spiritual representation of the relationship between Christ and His Church. This imagery conveys the deep love, commitment, and union that exists between Jesus and believers. The Bride of Christ is a collective term for all believers, who together form the Church, the body of Christ. This relationship is characterized by faithfulness, loyalty, and love, similar to a marriage covenant. Key Bible verses illustrating this concept include:
- Ephesians 5:25-27 (KJV): “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
- Revelation 19:7-9 (KJV): “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
Who is considered part of the Bride of Christ?
The Bride of Christ includes all believers who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This encompasses people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, and denominations who have been redeemed by Christ’s sacrificial work on the cross. The Apostle Paul refers to the Church, the body of Christ, as one body with many members, each having a specific function and purpose (1 Corinthians 12:12-14). Believers are united in Christ, forming the Church, which is also the Bride of Christ.
- Romans 12:5 (KJV): “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”
- Ephesians 2:19-22 (KJV): “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
Why is it significant that the Church is referred to as the Bride of Christ?
The analogy of the Church as the Bride of Christ signifies several important aspects of the relationship between Jesus and His followers. First, it demonstrates the intimacy and closeness of the relationship, with Christ as the head of the Church and believers as members of His body (Ephesians 5:23). Second, it highlights the sacrificial love of Christ, who laid down His life for the Church to make it holy and blameless (Ephesians 5:25-27). Third, it calls for believers to be faithful and committed to Christ, as in a marriage covenant, where both parties honor and serve one another.
The imagery of the Bride of Christ also foreshadows the future celebration of the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-9). This event will be a joyous, heavenly feast where the Bride (the Church) and the Lamb (Christ) will be united in perfect love, and believers will experience the fullness of their redemption.
How can believers prepare themselves as the Bride of Christ?
As part of the Bride of Christ, believers are called to prepare themselves by cultivating a close relationship with Jesus, growing in faith, and living in a manner that reflects Christ’s love and righteousness. This involves:
- Abiding in Christ: Believers are encouraged to remain in close communion with Jesus, allowing His words to shape their lives and relying on Him for strength and guidance (John 15:4-5).
- Pursuing holiness: As members of the Bride of Christ, Christians are called to live holy lives, set apart from the world and its sinful practices, reflecting the purity and righteousness of Christ (1 Peter 1:15-16).
- Loving one another: Jesus commands His followers to love one another as He has loved them (John 13:34-35). This love should be evident in the way believers serve, encourage, and care for each other within the Church.
- Engaging in spiritual disciplines: Prayer, Bible study, worship, and fellowship with other believers are essential components of spiritual growth, helping Christians develop a deeper relationship with Christ and become more like Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 10:24-25).
- Sharing the Gospel: Believers are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others, inviting them to be part of the Bride of Christ and experience the redeeming love of the Savior (Matthew 28:19-20).
By diligently seeking to grow in these areas, believers prepare themselves as the Bride of Christ, anticipating the glorious day when they will be united with their Savior at the marriage supper of the Lamb.
How does the Bride of Christ concept relate to the Jewish marriage customs of biblical times?
The concept of the Bride of Christ has connections to ancient Jewish marriage customs. Understanding these customs can enrich our comprehension of the biblical metaphor. Some key aspects of ancient Jewish wedding practices that parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church include:
- Betrothal: In Jewish custom, betrothal was a binding agreement between the bridegroom and the bride’s family, during which the bridegroom would pay a bridal price. This is similar to Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, where He paid the price for our sins to redeem us (1 Corinthians 6:20).
- Preparation: Following betrothal, the bridegroom would return to his father’s house to prepare a place for his bride. Jesus, our Bridegroom, promised to prepare a place for believers in His Father’s house (John 14:2-3).
- The bride’s readiness: While the bridegroom was preparing the place, the bride would wait and prepare herself for his return. This preparation time reflects the present age, during which believers are to grow in their relationship with Christ and live in anticipation of His return (Matthew 25:1-13).
- The return of the bridegroom: The bridegroom would return unexpectedly to claim his bride. Similarly, Jesus will return for His Church at an unknown time, and believers must be prepared and watchful (1 Thessalonians 5:2; Revelation 16:15).
- The marriage ceremony and feast: The Jewish wedding culminated in a marriage ceremony and feast. This event parallels the marriage supper of the Lamb, a future heavenly celebration where Christ and His Church will be fully united (Revelation 19:7-9).
What does it mean for the Bride of Christ to “make herself ready”?
For the Bride of Christ to “make herself ready,” believers are called to actively pursue spiritual growth and maturity. This involves deepening their relationship with Christ, living holy lives, and faithfully serving Him. As believers grow in their faith and understanding of God’s Word, they are better equipped to discern and follow His will for their lives. Preparing for the Lord’s return involves:
- Cultivating a vibrant prayer life and dependence on God (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6-7).
- Engaging in regular study and meditation on Scripture (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:105).
- Participating in corporate worship and fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:24-25; Colossians 3:16).
- Serving others in love and humility, following Christ’s example (Galatians 5:13; Philippians 2:3-5).
- Bearing witness to the Gospel and sharing the love of Christ with others (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 3:15).
As believers grow in these areas, they are better prepared for Christ’s return and the ultimate union with their Bridegroom at the marriage supper of the Lamb.