The Parable of the Ten Virgins

By Pastora Ruth Cube Keijdener


Matthew 25:1-5

“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.”

All are bridesmaids. Some are foolish. And some are wise. The thing is, everybody has the opportunity to have oil, which symbolizes the Holy Spirit. Everybody is given a chance to have access to God through the Holy Spirit. But some choose not to accept that. Everybody is given time, life and the chance to believe all the time because God pursues you with His love. Those that are foolish would rather take it lightly. They think, “Maybe God is going to come, maybe not.” But nobody knows. God has placed His truth in the heart of man. Whatever happens, everyone will always have that inclination in their hearts that God is real, He is alive and He will come again. God is encouraging and reminding everyone that He is coming.

Jesus reminds you that He is coming back.

The bridegroom’s delay means you do not know the time. The expectation that God is coming is there. But when, you do not know. They thought he was coming but he did not come. If you put the same situation at this time, I do not know if God is coming anytime soon. 2000 years ago, they said God was coming but He did not. Until now, He is not there. People have been so distracted with so many things that they do not really care anymore if He is coming or not. Because of the delay.

Choose to be wise people.