There is a wonderful parable in the Bible which has been called the “crown and pearl” of the the parables.
Some have mentioned it is the most divinely tender and touching brief story ever told on earth.
When Jesus told the story, he knew precisely how to touch the heart strings of man.
The Bible does not title this parable the Prodigal Son, but we do.
It is truly a loving story of a gracious father.
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The Parable of the Virgins 2
1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2“Five of them had been foolish, and 5 have been prudent. 3“For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
5“Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. 6“But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7“Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8“The foolish stated to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9“But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be adequate for us and you too go alternatively to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
10“And whilst they had been going away to make the buy, the bridegroom came, and these who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast and the door was shut.
11“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, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
Revelation three describes the church of Philadelphia and the church of Laodicea: the final two of the seven churches. God promised the church of Philadelphia that simply because they had been faithful to God’s Word, they would be spared the hour of Trial that was to come on the whole earth.
But the final church, Laodicea, is a disappointment to the Lord Jesus. Apparently Laodicea will need to have to go by means of the Tribulation, simply because God says they are selfish, materialistic and indifferent to the wants of other individuals. God tells Laodicea that they are spiritually blind. It is distressing to the Lord that absolutely nothing MOVES them.
These two churches could represent the two groups of females in the parable, and might explain even further why God rejected the 5 foolish virgins. These stories are warnings that we want to nurture obedience and compassion, in order to maintain ourselves spiritually alive and important until the Lord returns.
By Waiting For The Word on 2011-05-18 04:06:03