Oil in Jars
2 Samuel 15-16; Psalms. 32; Matthew 25
“Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in Jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.”
Living in anticipation of the return of Christ requires strength and endurance. In Christ’s parable, all the virgins became drowsy and fell asleep waiting. Our lamps of first love for Christ cannot burn without the oil of the Holy Spirit.
What is our capacity to be filled, to yield to, and be controlled by the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit keeps us alert to the condition of our heart, alert to sin and to the presence of the Lord. Revival and spiritual awakenings require the oil of the Holy Spirit.
What is our capacity to know and to respond to the Holy Spirit in our lives?
“Lord Jesus, thank you for the Holy spirit. Fill me this day so that I can be awake to your presence, guidance and mission.”