Richard Agee

Question: What is the meaning of the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

Bible interpreters have come up with all kinds of explanations for the elements of Messiah Yeshua’s Parable of the 10 Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13). Some assert the oil represents the Torah or the Spirit of God. Some claim the two groups of virgins represent two types of believers. Others try to work out the time for the Day of the LORD from the details.

Food for thought from the recorded discussion

What was the difference between the wise and foolish virgins? All of them had wicks, lamps and some oil, so what was the real difference?

What is the focus of this story (Matt. 25:13)? The oil, the lamps or the virgins themselves? What wisdom did the wise virgins exhibit?

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