You are wise and foolish
God's Word for today we will see that there are things we can not leave it to the last minute. That our lives so hectic we have to prepare, study and rehearse so that we are not surprised. Thus when we do a wedding, a christening, an important job interview, an exam, test … We are dedicated and prepared as best as possible so that everything works out. If we are to have such dedication in order to achieve something in the world, then imagine what we have to do to win a place in the kingdom of God.
Then the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five wise. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. And While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom! I came out to meet him! Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, no; lest there be not enough for us and for you; go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and shut the door. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us the door. But he said, Verily I say, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour. – Matthew 25: 1-13
Jesus warns us that in our walk with Him, we must always be alert and filled with the Holy Spirit of God, which is represented in the parable above the oil that produces the flame of the lamps virgins carry. Jesus also teaches us that the Holy Spirit of God is not something we can buy or get one hour to another or from anyway. The presence of the Holy Spirit of God is the fruit of a genuine walk with Jesus. It's proof that there was a real transformation of our carnal nature to the spiritual. So Jesus calls us to watch and be prudent. He guides us about the importance to continue persevering in communion with the Holy Trinity, practicing daily prayer, reading the Word of God and running away from every kind of evil and sin.
It is true that the Lord Jesus will come. No one knows the time nor the place. But he will come. So we must pray and watch forever. If we persevere on the journey and in the sanctification of our life, our Lord Jesus rejoice very much with us. When He is come, He will surely find us standing outside waiting for him. When he catch sight of us all happy, he will call us, embrace us and invite us to enter and festejarmos with him.
A big hug and be with God
Edilson Rodrigues Silva