A True Friend
Who is concerned about bringing brides (souls) to the Bridegroom (Jesus)?
Only those who are true friends of God, born of the Holy Spirit, are concerned every day about leading brides (souls) to marry the Lord Jesus.
Have you ever helped your friend find a boyfriend or girlfriend? In doing so, we are overjoyed at being able to contribute to their happiness; so imagine finding brides for the Lord Jesus!
This was John the Baptist’s mission, and it is also the mission of all those who are friends of God.
“John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:27-30)
A true friend has no personal interests.
John the Baptist did not want glory for himself; he was serving with joy so that the Bridegroom would be pleased.
Bishop Edir Macedo