Matthew 25:1-13 New Living Translation (NLT)
Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids
25 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids[a] who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, 4 but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. 5 When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’
7 “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. 8 Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’
9 “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’
12 “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’
13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.
God gave us life by creating us and sending his son to die on the cross for our salvation knowing that although he wanted acceptance from all his children there would be those that would not accept him and form a relationship with him
Matthew 25:1-13 expresses that as it talks about the second coming of Jesus and how when he returns we as believers should be ready for anytime as we do not know the timing or place of his return however he promises that he will be returning in many different passages Matthew 25 and the parable of the ten bridesmaids is only one passage of the several in God’s word.
States that we need to have our oil lamps ready (word of God, the Bible) and we need to be ready to meet the bridegroom (Jesus) that if we procrastinate and aren’t ready and in his word we will miss the opportunity to leave with him and will be left behind. That if we ask to come with him after he already met us him saying to us he doesn’t know us as we were not all worried about meeting with him and having a relationship with him that we lost our opportunity as he was not important in our lives. Though even it through our wrong choice he always has loved us and to him the importance in his life was being number one in our lives and having that relationship. Yet if we did not show when he was ready he saw that he was not our number one in life and he was not important or impressed and we find ourselves lost and left out of a life forever with him. He talks in Matthew 25:1-13 about how he had ten bridesmaids (ten people) whom he had wanted to meet on his second coming and of the ten there were 5 faithful and 5 fools. Those who stayed in the word and formed the relationship and lamps of oil(God’s Word) with him these five knew the signs to accept for vision of signs of Jesus second coming. Those who were fools and did not bother with showing him that he was important to him and form that relationship and had not studied and had use of God’s Word with Christ did not recognize the signs and by the time they had it was too late and they had missed opportunity and were left behind never going when the time was ready and going with Christ.
Jesus wants you to accept him and have a relationship with him and read what his father had taught him and said so that you can fully know who he is and for you to truly be faithful to him showing him that he is not just there as an acquaintance but as your friend and something important in your faith and journey that he may feel proud and fulfilled in the relationship he’s built in us as we are in Christ.