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In teaching about life, our relationship with Him, and His return,
Jesus said this to the five virgins who did not have oil …
But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you,
I do not know you.’
That certainly seems a very harsh thing to say to them.
They were invited by Him and were there waiting for Him.
How could Jesus say to them, ‘I do not know you!’
What did Jesus mean?
And how does Jesus get to know us?
But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
Did the virgins not love God?
Well maybe they did say that they loved Him,
… but with God it is not about what you say, but what you do!
Why did those virgins not have any oil left?
There were ten virgins, with oil and lamps.
During the time they were waiting for the bridegroom,
… what did they do?
Five were vigilant and stayed ready, prepared for His arrival.
The other five used what they had up on themselves,
… without any concern for others or what lies ahead.
Then when the bridegroom came,
… they expected the others to do for them, what they never did!
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.