Scripture calls five of them wise and five of them foolish. That division would not have taken place if the bridegroom had not tarried. If he had just come at the right time, all “ten” would have been ready. There would have been no descriptions of the “foolish.” When Jesus told about these virgins, He wanted to be sure we understood our “readiness” does not need to be based on a “moment” but on a “lifetime.” We need to live every moment of every day ready for the bridegroom to come. The ones called wise prepared themselves so that they would be ready. On the other hand, five ladies are called foolish because, even though they would say they wanted to enter the feast with the bridegroom, they somehow convinced themselves there was a “moment” they were sure He was not coming. The bridegroom tarried. The five acted foolishly. They assumed He was not coming. At least, He was not coming now….And He came! They went into a state of panic. The wise were not going to give up their readiness! The foolish found themselves on the outside looking in. The bridegroom closed the door. They wanted to be ready. Surely He would not come now. Foolish.
All the best and I hope this gives you “Help for Today”