A Key To Spiritual Hunger-Part 2

Posted By on Saturday, May 21, 2016

Our relationship to the Lord must be based on a practical, active friendship with Jesus, including Him in everything we face in life. The foolish were only interested in seeking present fulfillment and satisfaction. They were curious about the “time” when Jesus would appear at the door, but they were not prepared when it suddenly came.

Five actively sought to do something about their circumstances, and five were indifferent and passive. If, in all things, we daily seek to please the Lord, and daily, we set apart time to have fellowship with Him, and daily, we let Jesus know that we love Him and greatly appreciate His working in our lives, we will have the required oil that will enable us to enter (I will fill their treasures).

“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me… That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Proverbs 8:17, 21

We cannot overcome a problem by struggling against it, but rather by displacing it with the thoughts of the Lord. These are available to us, as we commune with Him. If we are having a problem with our thoughts, we should begin to meditate on His presence, and repeat the “words” of the Lord, especially in the Sermon on the Mount.

“His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.” Matthew 25:23

The wise will be rewarded by the Lord because they willingly, in anticipation, do these things, but the foolish will not.