Good day dear listeners, welcome to overcoming temptations, today our topic is titled Be a Wise Virgin.
We shall read the parable of the 10 virgin in Mathew 25: 1-13. At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
So today we will like to discuss the literal or ordinary meaning of this story. The spiritual meaning is that we as Christians need to be prepared for the coming of Christ, the Oil represents the Holy Spirit, the virgins the church and the bridegroom Jesus Christ. So wise Christians will be prepared to be raptured.
However, the ordinary meaning of this parable is equally important. You can be a virgin, meaning you keep yourself pure however you can still miss your blessings if you are not wise. Sometimes a lady whom we consider worldly gets husband before the holy and chaste lady. Why, she knows how to cook, how to show respect, how to take care of a home, when to speak and so on. But the one who is a virgin does not have a good behavior, and her virginity alone cannot give her a good husband. Now it is awesome and dignified to be a virgin especially in a world with moral decadence. However, you need to also be wise and prepare yourself for marriage, work on your character and even your appearance. Don’t think because you are a virgin that is all that is required. Work on your character, learn the small things that make people happy and do them.
Also, there a Christians are pure but never prepare themselves for opportunities that God will bring their way, that also will make them loose their blessings like the foolish virgins. Imagine you have an exam to write and because you a holy Christian you don’t read for it, you will certainly fail, that is unwise. It is wonderful to be holy but you need to add wisdom to holiness. Holiness without wisdom and wisdom with holiness are both bad. BE like the 5 wise virgins, who were holy and yet prepared for the opportunity that God will bring their way. Wish you a blessed day.