Day 4, Week 5 of Come, Lord Jesus, Come (A Love God Greatly Study) – I Do Not Know You
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25 (SOAP – Matthew 25:12)
But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you!’Matthew 25:12 NET
Observation of the Foolish and the Wise
A wise person thinks things out and takes the time to be prepared for the day, the hour, an event – or for whatever they know lies ahead of them. A foolish person, however, doesn’t. Even when they know what is coming they seem to have no concern about the matter or they lack the good sense or judgment to make the necessary preparations. So when the time comes, they are caught unprepared and they most likely miss the opportunity. Sometimes, as in the case of the 10 virgins, they miss the opportunity of a ‘life’time, while those who thought it out and got ready – went inside with the bridegroom.
Application: So What Does This Mean For Us?
I believe what this means is we don’t want to be caught unprepared. We need to be wise and not foolish, so that we are ready when Jesus, our bridegroom, arrives. I can’t help but believe it also means we need to share with others before it’s too late for them.
Prayer: Response to God’s Word
Father, thank You for salvation! Thank You for all that Jesus has done to prepare the way for us to enter in for the wedding feast. Thank You that we who are Yours do not have to worry about hearing You say, “I do not know you”. Help the “oil in our lamps” burn until You come, and may we share it with those in the dark while there is still time. – In Jesus’ name – and power, amen!
Reflections: Your Turn
How are some people fooled into thinking they are Christians when they actually are not?