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Don’t Be Foolish

So while the five foolish bridesmaids went to buy oil, the bridegroom came. The bridesmaids who were ready went in with the bridegroom to the wedding feast. Then the door was closed and locked.  Matthew 25:10 NCV

don't be foolishI experienced a situation similar to the foolish bridesmaids. 

My church hosted a wild game dinner. I had never attended one and struggled over whether to attend because it cost twenty-five dollars. I called the week of the event but couldn’t get in. I was like the foolish bridesmaids. I had the chance to attend, but I blew it.

I thought about the five foolish bridesmaids. We will not enter heaven if we don’t know Jesus when we die. The truth is, if they have a wild game dinner next year, I could make up for my mistake. But when we die, no second chances come. Instead, we spend eternity in the lake of fire called hell.

Today is the day of salvation. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, many people walked into the Twin Towers in New York City, thinking it would be a typical day. They did not know it would be their last day.

Turn to Jesus today. Don’t be like the foolish bridesmaids.

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.