Bruce Warner (9 Nov 2010)
"THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 'WATCHING' AND 'WAITING' FOR THE LORD"

Dear Doves,

I believe that the difference between 'watching' or merely 'waiting' for the Lord to appear is the difference between the 'wise virgins' and the 'foolish virgins'. Yes, the wise virgins also fell asleep, but they had brought extra oil for their lamps so that their lamps burned brightly wnen they awoke at the moment the bridegroom arrived. The foolish virgins lamps were nearly out of oil.

Remember, "the bridegroom was a long time in coming" just as it is today. The wise virgins are truly 'watching' for the appearance of the Bridegroom, while the foolish virgins are merely 'waiting' for Him. The wise virgins the tenacity it takes to 'watch' no matter how long it takes.

Come Lord Jesus, your 'wise virgins' are 'watching' for your appearance!

Bruce Warner