Wednesday, December 14

Keep on the watch. This is taken from Matthew 25:13.

Because Jesus directed the parable of the ten virgins to his anointed followers, should we conclude that his passage contains no benefit for Christ’s “other sheep”? John 10:16 tells us: “”And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.” Matthew 25:1-13 tells us: “”Then the Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them what foolish, and five were discreet. For the foolish took their lamps but took no oil with them, whereas to discrete took oil in their flasks along with their lamps. While the bridegroom was delaying, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. Right in the middle of the night that was a shout: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Go out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins got up and put their lands and order. The foolish said to the discrete, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.’ The discrete answered, saying: ‘Perhaps there may not be enough for both of us and you. Joe instead to those who sell it, and buy some for yourselves.’ While they were going off to buy it, the bridegroom came. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward, the rest of the virgins also came, saying, ‘Sir, Sir, open to us!’ In answer he said, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you.’ “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither of the day nor the hour.”

Far from it! Remember, the message of the parable is simple: “Keep on the watch.” Does that apply only to the anointed? Jesus once said: “what I say to you, I say to all: Keep on the watch.” Which is taken from Mark 13:37.

Jesus requires all his followers to prepare their hearts for faithful service and to meet the same standard of watchfulness. So all Christians follow them lead set by the anointed and this regard, imitating their good example and playing the ministry first in life. The vein request of the foolish virgins to have the discrete ones give up some of the oil reminds us that no one can be faithful for us, can stand the truth for us, or can keep on the watch for us. Each of us will answer to the righteous judge whom Jehovah has appointed.

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About Scarlet Moonbeam

I like to change many tv or movie stories into happy endings even for the villains...sometimes. ;-) You can find my stories on fanfiction.com or you can search my author name Scarlet Moonbeam and be brought to my home page. HTTYD: Guardians of Dragons (Or Hiccup the Night Fury) MLP: Letter of Destiny
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