Today’s passage: Matthew 25:1-13
- Traditionally, when it was time for the wedding celebration to start, the wedding party would go through the main street in the town with the bride and bridegroom in the evening with their torches/lanterns lit. They did this to alert the town when the week-long party was about to begin.
- The ten virgins are the bridesmaids.
- They all give the outward appearance of supporting the marriage and the bridegroom.
- Only half of them are actually prepared for his arrival. The oil represents salvation.
- When he arrives, they realize their error and seek to rectify it…but it’s too late.
- These are professing believers who are not truly saved.
- They may acknowledge the truths of the Gospel, but have not repented and submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ.
Questions to consider:
- How can a person say they are a Christian but not truly be one? In what way(s) is that possible?
- What does it mean to be saved? What does a person believe? What part does repentance have in our salvation?
- Are you ready?