Daily Bible Verses 302
A Bible Parable Story The Kingdom Of Heaven And The Ten Virgins
Matthew 25:1-10 King James Version (KJV)
1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Daily Bible Verses 302
A Bible Parable Story
Matthew 25:11 -13 King James Version (KJV)
11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Explanation The Kingdom of Heaven Parable Story
The ten virgins in this parable represent the church that shall exist just before the second coming of Christ. Being virgins is a symbol of having pure faith. The lamps represent the word of God, and the oil the Holy Spirit. While all ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom, and had lamps with oil in them, only five were prepared for the long wait.
"The class represented by the foolish virgins are not hypocrites. They have a regard for the truth, they have advocated the truth, they are attracted to those who believe the truth; but they have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirit's working. Christ's Object Lessons, EG White, pg 411.
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