The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Matthew
Jesus continues His Olivet Discourse with His disciples about the end of the age and His return. In chapter 25, He tells the last two of three parables that reiterate the principles of being ready at all times for His return, and how the disciples should apply those principles to their lives. The final two parables of the discourse are called “The Parable of the Bridesmaids” and “The Parable of the Talents.”
After these parables, Jesus describes the Judgment in terms of separating “Sheep and Goats.” Believers will be sorted into one group (Sheep), and unbelievers into another (Goats). King Jesus will then judge to what extent did the sheep serve other people, and to what extent did the goats fail to serve. Then the sheep will enter into eternal life with God, while the goats will be sent away into eternal punishment along with the Devil and his demons.