What does it mean to trim your lamp in the Bible?
Also to know is, what does it mean when the virgins are trimming their wicks?
An untrimmed wick in an oil lamp has more of its length burning. That results in the oil being used up faster. So a trimmed wick is more economical.
Furthermore, who do the five foolish virgins represent? The drawing illustrates a parable in Matthew 25:1-13 used by Jesus to warn listeners to be spiritually prepared: Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Hereof, what does keep your lamps trimmed and burning mean?
"Keep Your Lamp(s) Trimmed and Burning" is a traditional gospel blues song. It alludes to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, found in the Gospel of Matthew at 25:1-13, and also to a verse in the Gospel of Luke, at 12:35.
What does it mean to keep oil in your lamp?
Keeping your lamps lit means having your mind alert and tuned into Jesus, ready to hear him. Keeping them full of oil means preparing in advance, by storing in your mind knowledge of Scripture and similar things.