Hello God, our Beloved. Your beloveds are sending You a selfie. Be sure to comment and reciprocate. Thanks
Who among us have not declared in so many words this expression; “God Is My Best Friend Forever”. Or, if you are a man, you might have said; “God Is My Co-Pilot”. Or if you are a sentimentalist perhaps you declared; “Jesus Is All The World To Me.”
Oh, how inspirational to hear those unabridged words proclaimed by persons who love the Lord. But, do they, really love the Lord? Do they not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk? Will God respond back to them in the same vernacular? What I want to know is this…Is everybody on the same page?
Well, there is a very interesting story in the Bible where ten people who were all headed in the same direction, with the same goal in mind, thought they were going to meet up with their BFF, but only five were successful in doing so.
Check out the following parable:
(1) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. (2) And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. (3) They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: (4) But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. (5) While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. (6) And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. (7) Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. (8) And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. (9) But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. (10) And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. (11) Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. (12) But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. (13) Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 25:1-13)
Question: What in the world were the five foolish virgins thinking?
I asked God that question in my prayer time. You see, I love to converse with Him on His own terms. He often doesn’t answer me right away, but He is always on time. In this incident, I was actually researching more information on the mysteries of the design of the one dollar bill…that part about the cluster of the 13 five-pointed star arrangement just above the head of the eagle, when ‘Google’ took me to the story of the ten virgins in Scripture.
I believe I ended up at the ten virgins story when I entered the words “5 pointed star” in the Google web browser…you know…’5 wise’ and ‘5 foolish’. What popped up was an explanation for the number five. Immediately, I also sensed God’s presence in communicating to me the fact that even though the Founding Fathers were attempting to illustrate that the 13 five pointed stars represented the initial 13 colonies; and the stars represented the celestial; and that the number 5 represented God’s grace, good health and marriage for all those brave souls who migrated to the New World for a new beginning, He had another purpose in mind. There was no doubt in my mind that the Great Communicator felt that the Bible and not the dollar bill offered a much more penetrating and practical story with the ten virgins seeking marriage to depict humanity’s trek and good fortune into God’s New and Eternal World!!! (*)
The Five Pointed Star, Designed With Ten ‘Virgin’ Fingers
HALLELUJAH!!! LET’S TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO EXPLORE THE MESSAGE AND EXPLANATION GOD COMMUNICATED TO ME CONCERNING HIS OFFERING OF A PERFECT MARRIAGE AND HIS PREPARATION FOR A PROSPEROUS AND BRAVE NEW WORLD.
In the first picture above we see that the two best friends declare that they both love God and consider Him to be their best friend forever. In the Scripture above, we also see that both the five wise and the five foolish virgins are approaching their Bridegroom (BFF) carrying their lamps (based on the Commandments) and expecting their lights (which represents the Law of the Torah) to be acceptable to Him.
“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law (Torah) is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of (eternal) life:” Proverbs 6:23)
Of course you know that the life of Jesus, who is God incarnate, is our lamp and fulfilled all of God’s commandments. Jesus is the Light (Torah) of the world. John 8:12; 9:5
Now, the Scriptures also tell us that five of the virgins were foolish. This means that even though they had lamps (knew the Commandments) they were not exercising the law (Torah). Or said in another way, living out the Law; or better yet, on the same page as Jesus.
Now let’s regress to the 13 five pointed stars on the dollar bill. Notice that the stars are surrounded by brilliance. Question: Does your star shine brightly into God’s universe? Does your life style represent God’s grace, a good healthy and sober life and a marriage-like commitment to God’s Word?
Check yourself. Make sure you are on the same page as our Lord and Savior least He says in the end; “Depart from Me. I never knew you!”
(*) Note: You realized that God alone is the Master Storyteller.
Scripture Lesson: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you…” (Matthew 7:21-23a)
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5 thoughts on “God: My BFF”
This is so good. We should be examining ourselves regularly to make sure we are still walking in the faith and communing with Him in that marriage-like relationship. I like how you pointed out that it’s one thing to say He’s my BFF, but whether He feels the same way about me is most important.
Dee, the surprising thing was how The Holy Spirit messed the story of the Ten Virgins with the ‘intent’ of our Founding Fathers to bless and offer posterity to the New World inhabitants. God sanctioned their efforts but added a third dimension: Walk in the Light and be blessed. Isn’t God Awesome!
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Yes, He is awesome! And so full of wisdom.
I cherish your comments, Dee. I truly feel a kinship towards you. I struggled with this post. At first I did not connect with what God was saying to me. But in the end, everything worked out and I, too, was blessed by His clarity and truth. Who would have thought that the dollar bill could be such a teaching tool for presenting The Good News!
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It’s so cool the things He teaches us when we are studying for our posts. Thanks so much for your kind words. I too feel a kinship with you. 🙂