The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up for us!' He will answer you, 'I don't know you or where you're from.'
They will crush you and your children within you to the ground, and they will not leave one stone on another in you, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you hear His voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the desert,
where your fathers tested Me, tried [ Me], and saw My works
for 40 years. Therefore I was provoked with this generation and said, "They always go astray in their hearts, and they have not known My ways."
So I swore in My anger, "They will not enter My rest."
Watch out, brothers, so that there won't be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.
But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin's deception.
For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start.
As it is said: Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.
Five of them were foolish and five were sensible.
When the foolish took their lamps, they didn't take oil with them.
But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps.
Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
"In the middle of the night there was a shout: 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.'
"Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.'
"The sensible ones answered, 'No, there won't be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.'
"When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
"Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, 'Master, master, open up for us!'
"But he replied, ' I assure you: I do not know you!'