Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Corinthians 6:20, Acts 20:28, Revelation 19:6-9
- Mohar (Paying for the Bride)
- Preparing the place
- Bride fetched
- Bride cleansed
- Private wedding ceremony
- Marriage feast
Mary gave up all this, the whole ceremony, was probably turned pariah by the community, the cost of following God.
This was like a metaphor for Christ’s church bride. Jesus paid the price, is currently preparing a place for us, and will someday come back for us, perfect union with Him.