Friends of the Bridegroom

Amen JC!! Blessings!!

When Jesus was questioned by the disciples of John the Baptist as to why His disciples did not fast as both they and the Pharisees did, Jesus equated His disciples with “wedding guests.”

Matthew 9:14-15 (HCSB)
Then John’s disciples came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?” Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests be sad while the groom is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

This seems like an odd way for Jesus to describe His disciples since the subject of weddings was not even in view, no? However, according to NET Bible Study Notes (New English Translation) which is a great resource for learning about the use of idiom in the Biblical text, Jesus was using a manner of speaking that was natural…

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