A Parable – Matthew 25
▷ This story is about an upcoming event
▷ This story is about the Kingdom of Heaven
▷ This story is about JESUS returning
Because Jesus is returning that gives us HOPE!
We know God is doing something—history is headed somewhere.
And if you are following Jesus, then you’re a part of that!
THEY MISCALCULATED THE TIME.
By focusing on Jesus, we take the focus off of ourselves and leave the focus where He put it—on those who don’t know Him yet.
THEIR PRIORITIES WERE OUT OF WHACK
They were either misinformed about the magnitude of the upcoming event, or just didn’t regard it with enough importance.
– His stuff
– His sweat and effort
– His care
– His time
– His money
We all have something to give — and you don’t get to take it with you.
“This earth is the little isle; eternity the ocean round it; on this shore we have been cast. There is seed; but the mines of gold attract us. We spend spring and summer there; winter overtakes us in our toil; we are without the Bread of Life, and we are lost. Let us then value all the more the home which holds the treasures that no one can take away.” —D.L. Moody (read the whole quote here)
Are your priorities out of whack?
Are you ready to play your part?
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.’ – Matthew 25:8&9