STAY AWAKE - FOR YOU KNOW NOT THE HOUR
These were the words that Jesus gave to His disciples as He tried to prepare them for their future. He had just finished telling them the parable of the wise and foolish virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom to come. Half of them kept their lanterns filled with oil (a symbol of spiritual preparedness), and half let their lights go out. Jesus was warning that many in the church were going to fall asleep spiritually. But when the bridegroom returns to establish His rightful place, half will not be ready and will be left out. What is your status? Do you even care?