Parable of the 10 Virgins
The Jews are the virgins.
Both groups revered the Torah.
Both groups stated they love Yahweh.
Both groups thought they were blameless. Paul stated, before he believed, that he was Philippians 3:6 NKJV – …concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. [Emphasis is mine]
One group believed.
One group did not believe.
One group was wise.
One group was foolish.
Finally, the day arrived. It was the threshold.
Those who believed God entered the city.
Those who did not believe God did not enter.
Those who did not believe realized too late.
The Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’s day for the most part did not believe.
They died. They realized they had made the wrong decision, regarding that Jesus, Yeshua, was Messiah. Now it was too late.
Hebrews 9:27 NKJV – And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
Matthew 24:44 NKJV – Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 25:13 NKJV – Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Hebrews 3:16-4:2 NIV – Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 NLT – As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you. Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.