The Parable of the Ten virgins warn everyone of the Bridegroom's arrival. The foolish will be turned away from the dinner, but the wise will be seated with their Groom.
READ Matthew 25:1-13
In the story of the ten virgins, who does the Groom represent?
In the tale of the 10 bridesmaids, whom do the young girls represent?
What was the reason for the exclusion of half of the virgins from the wedding festivities?
People who lack spiritual understanding are more likely to misunderstand parables. That's bad, because parables usually only have one main point to make, and it's almost always a straightforward one. It's terrifying to read and study a fable just to "miss it." This person's heart has clearly not been changed by the Holy Spirit. This parable offers a single key message that should be simple to grasp but is crucial. Let's look at the 10 virgins’ parable to see what Jesus was teaching.
SETTING OF THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS
When Jesus had completed talking about his impending return to earth (also known as the Second Coming of Jesus), he began to tell a series of five parables. In Matthew 24, Jesus expressed fear and urgency about his impending return. He was well aware that his homecoming was not being taken seriously enough. The people didn't seem alarmed, they weren't asking questions, they weren't showing a quickening of their spirits.
We can't tell when God will send his Son back to earth, according to Matthew 24:44. The angels and even Jesus himself are unaware of this top-secret information (Mark 13:32 ESV). The urgency of the situation is why Jesus is so frantic to elicit an emotional response from people. It will be too late to act once we see Jesus in the clouds coming from heaven. The goats will be left on Earth while his sheep have already been summoned home. Such a calamity has never occurred to this extent, yet Jesus utilized the realities of the Great Flood and Noah's Ark to emphasize the magnitude of the disaster he talks of.
PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS
Let's take a look at the story of the 10 virgins and see if we can understand Jesus' admonition. People can grasp their responsibility to their Creator because Jesus is painting a vivid picture for them. He had just ended his previous analogy by stressing that everyone, including lost souls, will be held accountable for how wisely they used the riches God had given them (Matthew 24:45-51 ESV). Now Jesus depicts a wedding ceremony in which the Groom, who represents himself, is about to arrive at his wedding. The guests, bride, and ten bridesmaids, i.e. ten virgins, are all awaiting the arrival of the Groom at his house.
Because these young ladies represent two types of individuals - the only two types of people possible: the wise and the ****** - this is known as the 10 virgins’ parable. Both you and I are represented in this room, but who is it? Which of the five bridesmaids (also known as virgins) is our representative?
APPLYING THE TEN VIRGINS' PARABLE
The Groom is Jesus Christ, and he will come soon to join the wise bridesmaids in celebrating the wedding feast. Time will have ran out once the Groom is spotted in the skies, and he will lock the door. The bumbling bridesmaids will be left outside, peering through the windows. Their lights will soon run out of oil, and they will stand before Jesus Christ on the Great White Throne of Judgment. The ultimate verdict will be read, and they will be left in the dark, weeping and gnashing their teeth.
TAKE NOTE OF THIS!
The Ten virgins’ tale directly notifies the world that the Son of God will arrive soon, possibly even now. Those of us who weren't expecting it will be taken aback by how quickly it all ended. The prospect of being caught up in a sinful lifestyle when Christ appears should be a terrifying nightmare for all of us. Consider what would happen if one of these two situations occurred right now: You die first. Second, Jesus appears again. Both of these things bind you to your eternal destiny. If you're not a disciple of Christ, that's terrifying!
It is the Christian's responsibility to actively serve God. He must continue to serve others both inside and outside the church. The tale of the 10 virgins is a powerful motivator for Christians to be faithful to their Lord. We've all had times when we've felt completely drained. We need to be ministered to from time to time in order to keep our spirits strong. That is natural and understandable. Those who abandon the Groom, on the other hand, forfeit their God-given power to speculate on eternal life. Please don't be a knucklehead!
The fact of Jesus' return is sometimes enough to turn people from their sin to the throne of grace. Tell everyone you know that Christ is returning - you may be surprised at the response. Those who win souls are wise
Proverbs 11:30 (King James Version)
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”