Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (5th April, 2016)

Posted: April 5, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Sacrifice, Words Of Wisdom
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April 5, 2016

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Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Matthew 25:1-13

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Matthew 25:4
 

The five wise virgins were in the perfect will of God but the five foolish virgins were not in the perfect will of God. On the outside the five foolish virgins looked exactly the same as the five wise virgins but they were very different people. At the end of this parable we see the two groups of virgins going in different directions.

The perfect will of God and the imperfect will of God may be close and parallel but they are very different. When you are in the imperfect will of God you will end up in a different place from those who are in the perfect will of God.

The two women at the mill looked like they were both in the perfect will of God. In the end, one of them was left behind and the other was taken to Heaven. How could that be? Although they looked the same, they were actually very different. Such is the mysterious will of God. It looks similar to the imperfect will of God but is indeed very different.

“Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left” (Matthew 24:40-41).

“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left” (Luke 17:34).

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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