Luke 12:35-40 NASB
35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Matthew 25:1-13 NIV
25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut’11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Some parallels between the two narratives:
1) Wedding feast
2) Stand ready with the lamps
3) Master/bridegroom returns at midnight
4) Be ready for the hour unknown
Are these parables meant to be parallel?