There are wise and foolish virgins

Yet they all do look the same,

But only five will meet the bridegroom

Whilst five behind they will remain.

Because the wise ones carried oil

And at midnight trimmed their lamps,

Whilst the foolish ones had not enough

And had to leave the camp.

But the bridegroom came at a time

That was least expected too,

And only those who carried oil

Were found as brides pure and true.

The wise ones they were ready

Whilst the foolish went away,

Since the true brides were anointed

And used wisdom as they prayed.

The wise ones were consecrated;

Set apart and dedicated,

Betrothed to the bridegroom

With a mindset that is sacred.

When we leave to search for oil

It’s because it was never really there,

Since deep down there is much compromise

Along with worldly cares.

But those filled with the spirit

Will be awake and ready too,

Where they do not sleep nor slumber

But trust Christ in all they do.

Is there oil in our vessel

Where the lamp does shine the light,

Or do we rely on others for provision

Or perhaps delight in our own might?

We may believe we know Him

But does He know us indeed?

Since the difference is so vast

And we must honestly take heed!

PB 2022

“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.”  Matthew 25:1-2

“Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.”  Matthew 25:3-4

“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.’”  Matthew 25:5-8

“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!’”  Matthew 25:9-11

“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.’” Matthew 25:12-13

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