Today's devotion for today is based on Matthew 25:10-13, "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, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.' Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour."
The lesson is clear. We want to model our life after that of the five wise virgins. Mainly, this means giving attention to God's Word. As we do, we will be reminded repeatedly that because of what Jesus did to save you and me from our sins, so that one day we can enter the "wedding banquet" of heaven. And, knowing this, we will want to live a life pleasing to him. Rather than being distracted by the things of this world, we will keep our focus on Jesus as we look eagerly for Jesus' return.
When will this be? Only God knows. But we do know that it could be today. So, let us live this day as if Jesus will appear on the clouds at any time.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Gracious Savior, I know you are coming again in glory. Give me the strength of faith to prepare myself for that glorious day. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.