Before we look at verses in which the Bridegroom is describing the Bride, we need to consider if the Bride is an individual or the whole body of Christ.
Throughout Scripture, but you can see them all in the book of Ephesians, there are three analogies for the invisible true Church — all “B” words: Building; Body, and Bride. In each case, you can see that they are both individual and corporate. For example, together, we make up the Temple of God, and get each of us, individually, is to remember that our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Again, together we make up the body of Christ — and yet each part is valuable: the eye, the hand, the heart… Here again, the Bride of Christ is made up of individuals from every tribe and nation — and yet the Lord never wants us to forget that each one of us is valuable to Him. He knows our name, He sees us individually. And as Charles Spurgeon says — it is in the Song of Songs, that we truly see His heart for us. Because of the analogy of one man and one woman for life, in the Song of Songs, I am convinced the bride is to be seen as an individual — though elsewhere, as in Revelation, she is seen as corporate.
What are your thoughts? (And any guesses on who this beautiful bride is? It’s not me!)