October 30, 2013

Scripture and Commentary, Thursday after the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity

Morning – Psalm 30, 2 Kings 22:14, Philemon
Evening – Psalm 37:1-25, Dt. 4:32-40, Matthew 25:1-13

Commentary, Matthew 25:1-13

Tonight’s reading continues to warn the Apostles to watch.  But there is a broadening in the focus here.  The parable includes the destruction of Jerusalem, but looks beyond it, or maybe uses it, to talk about the Kingdom of heaven.  The disciples are to watch for it in the same way they are to watch for the attack on Jerusalem.

The parable is very straightforward.  Some of the virgins were prepared for the groom’s arrival, some were not.  Those who were not were shut out of the wedding, meaning, shut out of the Kingdom of Heaven.   The conclusion is the same as the one previously, given, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

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