November 8, 2020

Preparing Ourselves

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Passage: Psalm 78:1-7, Matthew 25:1-13
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The parable of the 10 bridesmaids speaks of the importance of being ready for the unexpected, and uses this as a call to prepare for the coming judgment.  So how do we prepare?  We usually think of preparing by a study of scripture, prayer, and obedience to God’s commands.  Those are extremely important.  But the psalm also suggests we need to pass on the teachings of our ancestors in the faith, and also of our own experiences of God, especially to the upcoming generations.

Confession

Glorious God, Your love is with us through the gift of Jesus Christ, and through the gift of Your Spirit.  Jesus has promised that He will return for us and called for us to be ready.  Yet we become involved in everyday life, and lose sight of the importance of keeping up our relationship with You.  We forget to spend time in Your word and in prayer.  But we also forget to tell others of Your deeds in our life.  We don’t want to feel like a zealot, so we keep silent about the wonders we have seen in You.  Forgive us, and open our hearts and minds, and our voices for You.