God has been speaking to me about this parable for quite some time through a variety of avenues including dreams. Consider this a call to be alert.
As Christians, we must remember that there are two types of people who profess to be Christians, two foundations (Matthew 7:24-27) of wise and foolish builders, prepared and unprepared (Mark 13:35), hearers and doers (James 1:22), true and false disciples (Matthew 13:25), practicing of lawlessness and practicing of love and obedience (Matthew 7:23).
What type of house are we? What type of bridesmaid (virgin) are we?
Both types of “professors” of Christianity look virtually the same, and say they “believe” (James 2:19) and attend church even. And, because a foundation on a house is hidden (there are two houses, see the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders that Jesus taught in Matthew 7); you cannot see the foundations. Only God sees everything. But, both have different eternal destinies (Matthew 7:23). There is a vast difference between “hearing only”, and “hearing and doing”. May this inspire you toward thoughtfulness and reflection, and encourage you toward Jesus Christ who loves you and died for us.
I see these are interesting times in the church in more ways than I have time to list. Blessings…