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Matthew 25:13

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, etc. The whole parable is an illustration of this solemn admonition. APPLICATION.—The Bridegroom is the Son of man; the time of the "marriage" is the coming to judgment; the "tarrying" is the long and unknown period between his ascension and his return; the "virgins" represent the waiting church; the "wise" virgins represent those church members who are always ready and whose lights are shining; the oil in their vessels is the means by which their light is supplied; the "foolish" virgins are church members who have become cold and lifeless; the "midnight cry" is the summons of death, or the trump of judgment; the "cry for oil" is death-bed repentance, or an attempt at preparation in the face of judgment; the "shut" "door" is a declaration that such repentance is too late to be of avail; the great lesson is to be always in a state of readiness.




Other People's Commentary (NT) entries containing Matthew 25:13:

Matthew 25:13
Mark 13:37

 

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