Dear Lydia, Pieter and all Doves,
Thanks for getting back to me regarding the oil in your post:
In fact I forgot to add the most important, which is OBEDIENCE to the word of God!
"OBEDIENCE: THE VERY ESSENCE OF SALVATION" from Paul N.F., apeared exactly the 7.th Jan 2012 at FiveDoves! :-) http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2012/pnf17.htm, as if God wanted to make sure we don't forget that obedience is key!
So in summary, I'd assign the oil in the parable of the 10 virgins as follows:
- knowledge in the word of God
- understanding of the word of God through the holy spirit
- Obedience to the word of God - and in fact obedience is the most important!
Our discussion inspired me to make a little video about it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0mG8oCp4ss
Watch & Pray!