“And the foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us of your oil’ … But the prudent answered saying … ‘Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves’” (Matthew 24:8-9).
I. The Advice of the Prudent Virgins
“Go buy for yourselves” — It is like a gospel message. No one else can do it for you. It is important that we know the Lord on our own. No one can know the Lord for us.
The narration of a personal story
The wise virgins knew that they had oil (a type of the Holy Spirit). They knew that they had something valuable. They knew the Lord for themselves. They were conscious of the fact. The foolish virgins needed to go buy oil for themselves. No one could do it for them.