Matthew 25



In these parables, Jesus emphasizes the themes of preparedness, faithful stewardship of resources, and the importance of showing love and compassion to others. The chapter concludes with a powerful depiction of the final judgment, highlighting the significance of how individuals have treated the vulnerable and marginalized in determining their eternal destiny


  1. Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13): Jesus tells a parable about ten virgins awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom. Five are wise and come prepared with extra oil for their lamps, while five are foolish and lack preparation. When the bridegroom arrives, the wise virgins enter the wedding feast, but the foolish ones are left outside.

  2. Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30): Jesus shares a parable about a master who entrusts varying amounts of money (talents) to his servants before going away. The servants who invest and multiply their talents are commended, while the one who buries his talent out of fear is rebuked.

  3. The Final Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46): Jesus describes the final judgment, where the Son of Man separates people as a shepherd separates sheep from goats. The righteous, who cared for the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, and imprisoned, inherit eternal life. Those who neglected these needs face eternal punishment.