Word 4U Today



‘While the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered…’ Matthew 25:5 NKJ


Let’s look a bit more into the story that Jesus told about the wise and foolish virgins. In verse 5 it says this, ‘The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.’ So we’re all on the same page, the bridegroom in this story represents Jesus.

Your average wedding service tends to involve us waiting anxiously for the bride to walk down the aisle, yet here, the brides (used to represent Christians) are waiting for the groom. Jesus, the person they’ve been waiting for, whom they depend on, is coming soon (Romans 13:11). Yet, they’re fast asleep.

What do you think Jesus is getting at here?

In 1 Thessalonians 5:6–8 it says, ‘..let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.. putting on faith and love’. Are we preparing ourselves, actively seeking God on earth, or chasing after what will ultimately not count for much? (The answer’s probably found in the way you spend your time).

‘At midnight a cry was heard: Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ (Matthew 25:6 NKJV). Midnight? There’s no time that God is excluded from.

Seeking for God needs to be something we let our whole lives be part of – there’s never a ‘time-out’.

What now?

Carry asparagus round with you today. If you catch yourself ignoring God so you can indulge in
something else, take a bite. Is there a green tint to your toilet break? Sort it with God.
(Disclaimer- asparagus is not a definitive holy-o-meter. But you get the picture.)

Joy Ferdiz

October 20th, 2013

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