The Wise Make Provisions

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 25.1-30.
Jesus likened the Kingdom of Heaven to ten virgins who took their lamps to meet the bridegroom (Matthew 25:1). However, “five of them were wise, and five were foolish” (v. 2). What distinguished the wise from the foolish? The foolish took their lamps, but no oil. The wise took both their lamps and oil (v. 3, 4). Then the bridegroom showed up when none of the virgins expected it, “But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept” (v. 5). The wise do not have wisdom because they know the return of the Lord; no, they just prepare for it. The foolish may actually believe they know when the Lord shall return, which is why they do not get the oil when they can get it. They assume they can get it later.
Never assume anything about the return of the Lord, who is the bridegroom. Always be prepared, because we have no idea when He shall return.

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