Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps (Matthew 25:3-4, Holy Bible, New King James).
Passing semi trucks on freeways brings different sounds to my ears. Trucks loaded with cargo have a solid sound. Trucks on dead-end runs rattle. All are headed the same direction. Each is capable of delivering a product, but not all are. One filled with goods is fulfilling its purpose. The empty trailer needs a cargo refill. Could the same be said for Christians? One with no oil rattles because the vessel is empty. Another filled to the brim is ready to shine a light for the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, examine my life today. Keep me filled to the top with the oil of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
- Devotion by Violet Carr Moore