Full Measure of Grace, Mercy And Peace
May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure. Jude 1:2 Good News Translation
May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love. Jude 1:2 New Living Translation
May grace and peace be yours in full measure through your knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2
Those who are saying “we have everything we need, we don’t need anything else because Jesus died for us “ repent. Jesus redeemed us and saved us so that we can be wise and grow. He did not die for us to be spiritually foolish, lazy and idle. Do we really want to be the foolish virgins who refuse to put oil in their lamps? The Holy Spirit is our helper and we need Him.
Jesus is the high priest that meets our needs. We have spiritual needs and we need to approach the throne of grace to receive grace and help in time of need. God will supply our needs according to His riches in glory but we need to acknowledge our needs and our need for God.
You say, ‘I am rich and well off; I have all I need.’ But you do not know how miserable and pitiful you are! You are poor, naked, and blind. Revelation 3:17
Those who refuse to seek God’s face and wait upon Him for full measure of grace are not acting wisely. The oil in the parable of the wise and foolish virgins symbolizes the Holy Spirit and the lamp symbolizes our spirits that are temples of the Holy Spirit. When our spirits are filled with the Holy Spirit who is like our spiritual oil and water (presence) we become one of the wise virgins that waited upon the Lord. Oil and water symbolize spiritual presence.
May our lamps be filled to overflowing with oil. May our lights never dim or flicker out.