Why the wise are wise 

In the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, Jesus showed that when the foolish virgins went to the wise virgins, expecting to get some oil from the wise, because the foolish had not made the proper preparations, the wise said,

“No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves” (Matthew 25:9). 

The wise had oil because they did what was necessary to get it and that was the wise thing to do, and they taught the foolish to do the same. 

The foolish are not helped by giving to them when they can get themselves. 
Jesus used this parable to teach that now is the time to prepare for His return. 
Are you living your life in anticipation of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ? 
 

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