Introduction & Review:
The opening scripture above has God describing Himself as being a "husband" to Israel. In yesterday's post we did an overview of the theme of God's redemptive marriage to His people through all the major sections of the Bible. In today's post we will look more closely at this theme by seeing how it all begins in the Old Testament through God's Divine purposes and how those purposes aim in Presenting the Son who will be a Groom for the people. But before we get to seeing how this theme begins to unfold, we first of all need to see how particular Bible passages in the Old Testament state God's redemptive agenda to be about the relationship between God as The Divine Groom/Husband and His people as being the bride/wife.
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
9 Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir."
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel,
Who is called the God of all the earth."