The Importance of Preparation

Matthew 25:1-13 – “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there is a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him’ Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, ‘Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ But he answered and said, ‘Verily I say unto you, I know you not.’ Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour”

Consider this:

Throughout our sojourn here in the world many questions will arise and many opportunities for each one of us to deal with and choose various options in the type of life we develop from accountability to death. One of the choices we all have is to acknowledge God and serve Him or otherwise. To this proposition many people will immediately respond by saying; “I will not choose to believe in God nor will I lend myself to any other form of superstition” {i.e. or some similar mind game offered to justify a worldly or hedonistic life style}.

In the Bible reference above one is reminded by God via the Written Word to prepare now {i.e. while we have ability to choose} for the suddenness of the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ to judge and assign all humankind from Adam to the last person on earth at His trumpet and His return. – Ref. John 12:48-50.

Each person on earth is responsible to Almighty God for their choices while here in the world; whether good and righteous or evil and wicked – James 4:13-17 – 13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away. 15 for that ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. KJV

ALWAYS BE ALERT; ALWAYS BE FAITHFUL, ALWAYS WATCH, “Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour”

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