God's Real Transformation
Sermon; #1427B; 33 minutes
Jesus is transforming His Bride into something exquisitely beautiful, mirroring His godly character. He is preparing us as first fruits, ready and equipped to carry out our responsibilities. God has deliberately chosen the foolish and the base to bring to shame those who are, in their own eyes, wise. Proverbs 31 provides an important key to understanding the role of Christ's Bride. The passage, beginning in verse 10, reveals a woman displaying the seven Christian virtues listed in 1I Peter 1:5-7. The composite picture of Proverbs 31 represents God's view of the Bride of Jesus Christ, excelling all other heroines of the Scriptures, the end-product of a meticulously executed transformation which theologians term "sanctification."