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Each day I will pick a parable and post it. Not only will it keep me sharp in the word but also it serves as help to those who are lost. Let those who have eyes see and let those with ears hear. Pay close attention and EXAMINE yourself.

[Side Note: Keep debates out of here].
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Day 1: The 10 Virgins and The Bridegroom.

They were 10 virgins waiting for marriage which took their lamps and went forth to meet a bridegroom.

5 of them were wise and the other 5 were foolish. The ones that were foolish took their lamps but didn't take any oil with them:

But the wise ones took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom delayed his coming, they all slumbered and slept.

One day at midnight there was a cry made, "Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him".

All the 10 virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. The 5 foolish ones then said to the wise, "Give us your oil; because our lamps are going out and we won't be able to get to him".

But the wise answered, saying, "No; because if we give you our oil there will not be enough for both us and you: but go visit the person that sells the oil and buy more for yourselves".

And while they went to buy the oil, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Afterwards the 5 foolish virgins came back, saying, "Lord Lord, open to us".

But he answered and said, "Verily, I say unto you, I know you not because when I came you were not there".
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Day 2: The Workers in the Vineyard.

There was a man that had a huge house and he went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

And when he found some labourers he agreed with the labourers to pay them a penny a day and so he sent them into his vineyard.

After 3 hours he went out to the marketplace and saw others standing idle there,

He says unto them; Go into my vineyard and whatsoever is right I will give you at the end of the day. And they went their way.

Again he went out about the 6th and 9th hour, and did likewise.

And around the 11th hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said unto them, "Why do you stand here all day idle?"

They replied, "Because no man has hired us". And so the man said unto them, Go into my vineyard and whatsoever is right, you shall receive.

The evening came and the Lord of the vineyard said unto his steward, "Call the labourers, and give them their payment, beginning from the last people unto the first".

The labourers that were hired about the 11th hour received every man a penny as agreed.

But when the 1st group of labourers came, they assumed that they should have received more money; however they likewise also received every man a penny.

And when they had received it, they murmured against the Goodman of the house, saying, "These last labourers have worked only for one hour, and you have made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day".

But the house owner answered to one of them, "Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a penny a day?"

Take your payment and go your way: I will pay you the same as I did the last as that was the agreement.

The owner said "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my workers? Or are your eyes now evil, because I am good and stuck to my promise?"

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many will be called, but only a few will be chosen.
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Day 3: The Good Samaritan:

A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his clothes,wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead.

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

And went to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

The next day when the Samaritan departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, "Take care of him; and whatsoever you spend more taking care of the man, when I come again, I will repay thee".

Jesus asked, "Which one of these three was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?"

A man answered him "He that shewed mercy on him". Then said Jesus unto him, "Go, and do thou likewise".
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Day 4: The Wheat and The Tares:

The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field but while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

The owner’s servants came to him and said, "Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?"

“‘An enemy did this," he replied.

The servants asked him, "Do you want us to go and pull them up?"

“‘No," he answered, because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
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Day 1: The 10 Virgins and The Bridegroom.

They were 10 virgins waiting for marriage which took their lamps and went forth to meet a bridegroom.

5 of them were wise and the other 5 were foolish. The ones that were foolish took their lamps but didn't take any oil with them:

But the wise ones took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom delayed his coming, they all slumbered and slept.

One day at midnight there was a cry made, "Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him".

All the 10 virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. The 5 foolish ones then said to the wise, "Give us your oil; because our lamps are going out and we won't be able to get to him".

But the wise answered, saying, "No; because if we give you our oil there will not be enough for both us and you: but go visit the person that sells the oil and buy more for yourselves".

And while they went to buy the oil, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Afterwards the 5 foolish virgins came back, saying, "Lord Lord, open to us".

But he answered and said, "Verily, I say unto you, I know you not because when I came you were not there".
But wise is not kind in this scenario, so how can you define wise? Everyone is wise in different ways, and I would say being kind is a powerful trait :^_^:
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But wise is not kind in this scenario, so how can you define wise? Everyone is wise in different ways, and I would say being kind is a powerful trait :^_^:
Wisdom only comes from God, no one else.

But that's a debate for another day in another thread.
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Wisdom only comes from God, no one else.

But that's a debate for another day in another thread.
I wasn't meaning to debate, only I was curious to the moral
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I wasn't meaning to debate, only I was curious to the moral
No problem, would you like me to explain the parable and what it means?
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No problem, would you like me to explain the parable and what it means?
If you don't mind
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If you don't mind
Sure, I'm happy to explain.

The 5 foolish virgins are the people who are not born again of the spirit of God, they took things for granted and never prepared despite countless warnings. The oil symbolises God's spirit and the 5 virgins who had oil are therefore those who have been born again of the spirit of God. To inherit the Kingdom of God you must be born again of the spirit.

Jesus is the bridegroom, preparing to come to earth to separate the unrighteous (the foolish ones) from the righteous (those who are born again of the spirit). And the teaching is that Jesus will come at a time when no one expects it to happen, not even the angels know when that day is only God and Jesus do and when he arrives it will be too late for the foolish ones, they will be sorry for what they have done but it's too late...the punishment is eternal suffering for them.
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Day 5: The Wise & Faithful Servant

Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
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Day 6: The Hidden Treasure in the Field:

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Count the cost.
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Day 7: The Sower

A sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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Day 8: The Wine bottle Parable:

No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
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Day 9: The Lost Sheep

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable:“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
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Day 10: 10 Pieces of Silver:

What woman having 10 pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece of silver which I had lost.

The same is true in heaven.
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Day 11: The Parable of The Lost Son:

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

"The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

"But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
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Day 12: The Light of the World

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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Day 13: The Parable of the Pearl

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Count the cost.
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