Parable of the 10 Virgins
It always bothered me that the 5 wise virgins wouldn’t share their oil with the 5 foolish virgins. I guess Jesus is saying “be prepared”, but also let no one or no thing hinder our being ready to meet the Bridegroom – Jesus. Maybe there is a time to share and a time not to share???? Especially if it jeopardizes our being ready for the bridegroom ???
Parable of the Talents
A talent was a measure of money. But it seems to me to work with today’s language of talent being a skill. Not everyone has the same talents, but we are to use what we have. And it all belongs to the master.
3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.
These verses remind me of the end of The Lord’s Prayer, “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” The enemy does set traps for me, always accompanied by lies. Lord, help me recognize the traps and lead me away from them.
5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.
Jesus prayed this from the cross. I’d not seen this before. If Jesus used scripture to battle, then I definitely should too!