(New King James Version Study Bible) Matthew Chapter 25:
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2) Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3) Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4) but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5) But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6) And at midnight a cry was heard: Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him! 7) Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8) And the foolish said to the wise, "Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out." 9) 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.' 10) 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. 11) Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12) But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13) 'Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.'
Have you ever had that friend who kept pulling at your faith? Well, that is why we as Wise Virgins don't allow Foolish Virgins to take 'our oil.' We must stay lit at all times. We know that there are many people who don't want to follow God out there, but we can't allow their intentions to seep into our spirits which would hinder faith. We must stay connected to God each day! We must praise, pray and seek him in all things. The devil lurks to seek whom he can devour. That is why above all, we must God our hearts and ways. It is okay to love people of different faiths, but we must not succumb to their desires to convert us. We know our God is Jesus Christ! Like the saying goes, 'if it ain't broke then don't fix it!' We are okay with our Lord and we know his way is narrow and that he is real. It is a blessing to walk with Jesus who is the Lord over the entire earth. Maybe he will save some atheists? But only God knows his judgments. Always look towards heaven and be a Wise Virgin. Bless you beloved ones seeking Christ!
Words from Jason Brye, your Christian Blogger.............................