Why did Jesus tell the parable about the 10 Virgins?
"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins which took their lamps and went forth to meet the Bridegroom."
Jesus told this parable to explain what it’s going to be like in the last days for someone who is seeking to go to heaven. He starts the parable by using 3 symbols; 10 Virgins, a Lamp, and a Bridegroom. Each of these symbols represent something. (SEE THE CHART BELOW)
The Bridegroom symbolizes Jesus. The Lamps symbolize the Bible. The Virgins symbolize those of us that profess to be followers of Jesus.