"BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH"

In Jesus' parable of the ten virgins (Matt. 25:1-13), we have a dramatic picture of an incident common to weddings in Biblical times. In this parable we read that five of the virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom's coming had neglected to provide extra oil for their lamps.

At midnight when they heard the cry, "Behold, the bridegroom cometh," they were then obliged to go to vendors for a fresh supply of oil. When they returned, they found that the bridegroom had arrived and had gone in with the wise virgins to the marriage. The door was shut, and, in spite of their appeals, the foolish virgins were denied entrance. The parable closes with Jesus' cogent advice, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

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July 12, 1958
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