Presentation on theme: "Gods Wisdom For Our World GODS WISDOM FOR THE FUTURE And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready."— Presentation transcript:
Gods Wisdom For Our World GODS WISDOM FOR THE FUTURE And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut (Matthew 25:10).
The Context What will be the sign of Your coming (24:3)? Of that day and hour, no one knows (24:36). For this reason, you must be ready (24:44). The Lord then tells the parable of the Unfaithful Servant (24:45-51).
The Content The background of the Jewish marriage: the engagement, the betrothal, the wedding. The bride and her ten maidens await the arrival of the bridegroom, who comes from a distance. Five of the maidens are prepared for a long wait, five are not, and the door was shut.
The Contemporary This story teaches that we must be prepared, for life, and life to come. We must seize our opportunities when they come, lest they be lost forever. We can never borrow what must be bought.
The question is not, When will He come, but, Are you ready? The only way to be ready on that day is to be ready every day.