Don’t Be Out Shopping
These ten virgins were waiting to join the bride and groom in their wedding procession, and they hoped to take part in the wedding banquet. But when the groom didn’t come at the expected time, five of them were out of lamp oil. By the time they had purchased extra oil, it was too late to join the feast.
When Jesus returns to take his people to heaven, we must be ready. Spiritual preparation cannot be bought or borrowed at the last minute. Our relationship with God must be our own. Christ’s second coming will be swift and sudden. There will be no opportunity for last-minute repentance or bargaining.
The choice we have already made will determine our eternal destiny.
One Year with Jesus