"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
As with any of the parables, if you are going to look at the things that represent something in that parable, you have to read it in context first. The parable of the ten virgins talks about the end times and how we are to be ready, regardless of the fact if we are still here when Jesus returns, or if we pass from this life before He returns. Either way, we are faced with an End Time. Lets look at the verses first:
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened
Plonk yourself down on that chair
And spend some time with Me
I'm dying to catch up with you
Your joy's and miseries
All your hopes and many fears
That seem to rule your day
Do you need My guiding hand
My help and My okay?
For it is quite a lonely road
Before I asked The Lord to stay
I followed satan's road
My thread was anchored to his world
Was carrying his load
Although I knew no better
The pull was rather grand
And I was heading for the pit
Propelled by unseen hand.
Then the light came flooding in
I feel like I am running on empty. Zero energy and motivation.
I love working out, but lately I have been so blah about it. Hormones perhaps?
I am ready for the weekend........the house is the usual mess. I wish I could make myself more motivated to clean and stuff...I jsut don't feel motivated.
I worry about Scott and His work......sometimes, I think he wants to branch out and truly have his own buisness, but is is scared.
I pray for