““At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”
Matthew 25:1-13 NIV
I am taking the charge to prepare myself now for my true future, my eternal life.
As time goes on, we can get deeper and deeper into our physical lives. Our circumstances feel insurmountable and we spin our energy trying to fight our problems on our own. Yet. We have a savior if we accept Him.
We are thinking we still have time to repent. Christ ain’t coming back YET! Things ain’t that bad YET! We think we can change Later, we can live for God Later. We can repent Later. But, what if your personal clock ⏰ 🕰 runs out? What if your last day is coming soon? What if Christ does appear? Will we be ready? Who is going to give you oil? Can you be saved because your grandmama was saved? Was your baptism as a child enough to cover all the sin you have done as an adult? Are you obedient to God? Are you trying to be?
We do need to think about this as much as we think about our bills being paid and our jobs being secure. We need to be ready.
Hear. Believe. Confess. Repent. Be Baptized.
Out of love,