Our life on earth is a blip compared to eternity. The moment we die in this finite world, we will enter the infinite.
What we wear or don’t wear will determine our eternal destiny. In the parable of the 10 virgins, Jesus revealed that 5 were wise and 5 were foolish.
The wise had oil in their lamps, the foolish had nothing. When we stand before God, which one will we be?
It seems obvious that if we show up empty handed, it will be catastrophic. Notice in the verses below, that there was knocking on the door and
there was an expectation of God opening the door. Does that have a resemblance to what happens at Halloween?
Of course, nothing could be more serious about this warning. We need to be dressed properly to receive God’s acceptance.
What kind of clothes do we need? What is the oil that we need?
Isaiah 61:10 is a very good answer. We must be wearing a robe of righteousness and be properly dressed for Christ’s return. When God looks at us then, we do not want to trust in our own righteousness rather we want to be trusting in Christ’s righteousness to completely cover our sins. Where is your trust?
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Matthew 25:1-12