Todays readings.. 2 Samuel10, Jeremiah 14, Matthew 25

            Today we read the ‘simple’ – yet absolutely challenging parable of Jesus about himself as the bridegroom!  It is particularly challenging because “… at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ [Matt. 25 v,6]  The virgins did not know the exact time the groom was coming; certainly not at midnight! “As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.” [v.5]

            How apt is this parable for today!  We do not know when the cry will be made – we do not have a divine time clock!  This is part of the wisdom of God.  The conclusion of the parable in v.13 is a personal message to each one of us., “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”  This is a clearly a message for us today – How long before it is said, in one way or another, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.”

            The world today is in complete spiritual darkness – there is a ‘chink’ of light here and there – but it is spiritual’ light which only those who dedicatedly read, think and pray about God’s word can know and ‘see’ – those who have spiritual sight.

            A final thought comes from Paul’s advice in his 2nd letter to the Corinthians. He told them (and us) to” Examine yourselvesto see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.” [13 v.5]  A plural is implied – as there is opportunity we must test each other – that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith – but above all – our own faith – helping each other to “see” – for surely the midnight hour is near. ! 

            May David’s prayer at the end of his 139th Psalm be ours also. ” Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!  And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”  Only then will we be ready for the “midnight … cry.”


Thoughts for the day based upon the Christadelphian Bible reading Planner by R.Roberts exists to serve the brotherhood in providing both preaching and Study material in video and other forms to assist in the proclamation efforts of individuals and Ecclesias alike and also as a preaching tool in itself.

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