What does it mean to be the bride of Christ? He has proposed to us by asking us to partake of His cup. He has promised to return when His Father sends. He will come with trumpets. We need to be ready with perfumes and aloes and a beautiful wedding gown. Our perfume is prayers. The prayers of the saints are like incense, a pleasing aroma to God. Lotion and aloes involve softening and strengthening ourselves with the written word. God has ordained the words of the Bible. They are historically accurate for learning truth and God’s spirit is embedded in them. We should bathe in the knowledge God has given us through Scripture. Our wedding gown is to be made of purity and righteousness. We are making our dress by repenting of our sins, turning to God day by day, and letting His Spirit convict and make us new.