THEME: TIME MANAGEMENT
Matthew 25:1-13 NKJV
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”
-The parable of the ten virgins reminds us to wait on the Lord and rekindle our relationship with Him. The wise virgins took oil in their vessels and preserved more as they wait for the Messiah’s return. At the day of the Lord, they went to the feast of the kingdom heaven, and the opposite is true for the unwise virgins. Often times we hear people give excuses and citing reasons why they should not receive Christ. Some say it is too early for them or they are too young to live right with God. Like the wise virgins, those who accept Christ in their hearts are likely to serve God and have the oil of the Holy Spirit overflow in their hearts. Those who delay this decision might find themselves in a precarious situation like Judas who did not repent and hang himself. It is vital to know the truth of God’s word and abide by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Like a deer pants for rivers of water so our souls thirst for You Lord our God. Our hearts long for You our Redeemer and Maker. May You teach us to wait on You in every situation. May You train our hearts to give thanks to You in every circumstance. May You draw us near to Yourself Holy Spirit and fill us with Your un-quenching oil. May You grant the gift of salvation to all Your people and nations. We love You Lord our God. May You cleanse us from every trespass and renew Your steadfast Spirit within us. May You comfort all those who have lost their loved ones and heal all their wounds. May You protect all Your children from false prophesies and guide us in the way that we should go. You are our God, we adore You and bless Your holy name. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: Romans 8:9, James 4:8