As the masses continue in their prideful ways and refuse to submit all to the Lord, let us take the time to thank the Lord each day for all he provides. Isn’t it better to store up heavenly treasure than to place all of our attention on our earthly possessions?
We need to remove pride from our lives. Do we really need to assign titles to ourselves, for the purpose of inflating ourselves above all others? What is wrong with just having people call you by your first name? Do we really want people to bow down to us? Do we want to be looked at like the “Maharincess of Franistan” portrayed by Lucille Ball? How about being viewed as a king like the one in “Farinelli and The King?”
When it is time to step into eternity, wouldn’t you rather have your lamps filled with oil? Take in the word each day while being lead by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 25: Parable Of The 10 Virgins (Bridesmaids)
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but didn’t bring oil for them. 4 But the wise ones took their lamps and also brought containers of oil. 5 “When the groom was late in coming, they all became drowsy and went to sleep. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Look, the groom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 “Then all those bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. 8 But the foolish bridesmaids said to the wise ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps have gone out.’ 9 “But the wise bridesmaids replied, ‘No, because if we share with you, there won’t be enough for our lamps and yours. We have a better idea. You go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 But while they were gone to buy oil, the groom came. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding. Then the door was shut. 11 “Later the other bridesmaids came and said, ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us.’ 12 “But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore, keep alert, because you don’t know the day or the hour.
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