By Lesley Cartwright
“The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'” -Matthew 25:8
How we respond to a power failure in life will depend largely on how well prepared we were beforehand. If we are caught off guard, it will be a mad dash in the dark looking for candles or a torch.
One thing we learn when we operate in the Kingdom of God is that we can’t continually play the ignorance card. There will come a time of reckoning. Sometimes when I ask my kids why they did a particular thing when they should know better, they answer, “Sorry, I forgot”. Of course this cannot continue indefinitely.
Light = knowledge
darkness = ignorance
Hosea 4:6 says that God’s people perish because of a lack of knowledge. Matthew 25 continues with the foolish virgins returning with new oil, but finding out the bridegroom had already come and then hearing him say, ‘I don’t know you.’ I know this may sound harsh, but God has set out principles in His Word that need to be adhered to.
Take Action: God’s Word admonishes us to walk in the light as He is in the light. Col 1:12 says we are partakers of the inheritance with saints in the light.
So where do we get this light? Psalm 119:105 says God’s word is a “lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path”. Start by getting your own supply of knowledge from God’s word so you will be ready for any challenge.
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