Matthew 25:1-13 NASB “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take extra oil with them; 4 but the prudent ones took oil in flasks with their lamps. 5 Now while the groom was delaying, they all became drowsy and began to sleep. 6 But at midnight there finally was a shout: ‘Behold, the groom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 But the foolish virgins said to the prudent ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 However, the prudent ones answered, ‘No, there most certainly would not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the groom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. 11 Yet later, the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Be on the alert then, because you do not know the day nor the hour.
We have to have faith, looking for Him (Hebrews 9:28) and loving (being excited for) His appearing (2 Timothy 4:8). There will be some who ‘think’ they are going to be with Him, but He will say, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’– (Matthew &:23) We cannot just ‘play church.’ Our spiritual life must line up with the truths that we know of in the Bible. We can memorize verses, sing songs, quote the Bible and pray all that we want, but, if our hearts aren’t right before the Lord, it will all be in vain.
We cannot look to someone else for our salvation or for our intimate walk with Christ (Acts 4:12). These are personal decisions that we make on a daily basis. We choose how close we will come to the Father. What is really in our hearts? Do we do things for the approval of others (Matthew 6:2-4)? To be noticed by them or applauded? Or are we doing what we are doing for the joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10)? The time will come when we will be judged, each man according to his own works (2 Corinthians 5:10). What are we doing and why are we doing it? Please, please, please hear the cry of the Lord to come to Him.
Matthew 11:28 NASB Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Father, Father, Father,
Oh, that our hearts are right in Your eyes. Help us, cleanse us and draw us ever so close to Your side. Get rid of anything that is not pleasing in Your sight. Let us be doers of Your word and not hearers only (James 1:22). May everything we do or say be pleasing in Your sight, our Lord and our Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).
We praise and exalt You. Let these words be pleasing to You. Draw so many more of Your children close, Father. We need You. Let us not be blinded by the carnal, fleshly or worldly desires. We know what the end for those who love and practice a lie will be (Revelation 22:15). Help us to be in the perfect center of Your will for our lives. We ask all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/