The foolish demanded the oil of their sisters, but what do we see instead?
Verses 9 – 10 read:
“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. 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.
The wise ones could do nothing. Their oil was just enough for them. The oil represents the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit indwells the saved, and salvation comes from the grace of God.
Just enough of it too. All who are to be saved have only enough grace bestowed upon them for themselves. Every individual, every man and woman, must give an account for themselves before the Lord!
It has been said that “Those that have most grace, have none to spare; and even the best have need to borrow from Christ”
You have to get it for yourself from the Only One Who Can Provide It!
You can’t get it from anyone else, nor can you get it for anyone else!
We all are responsible for asking for it ourselves…
Look what the wise virgins tell the foolish virgins:
“go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”
The true believers will always point the hypocrites and the unfaithful to the source of the oil. The faithful are always happy to share their faith!
What’s so sad though is that – for many every day, just as is the case here in our text – the time for access to the oil will come to an end! You see, the Lord would have given them oil, had they asked in time, but there is no buying when the market is closed.
When the bridegroom comes, the time for preparation had ended…
And while they sought to make right their situation, they missed the boat. They missed their chance…
“Waiting on the Bridegroom” returns next time…
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