From the Bible:
Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 25. Jesus tells the Parable of the Ten Virgins, five of them wise, and five, foolish. They await their Bridegroom, the Christ Consciousness. The wise virgins keep the oil in their lamps, symbolic of their devotion, lit through the night. The foolish virgins placed no oil in their lamps. These foolish ones are like the average devotee, going through the motions of outer ritual but keeping no fire of love burning in the heart.
When the Bridegroom’s coming is announced, the foolish virgins realize their mistake, and hasten out to purchase oil. During their absence, the Christ Consciousness comes and embraces those who have been awaiting him with devotion. The foolish ones, by their lackluster devotion, are not accepted by him. “‘Watch, therefore,’” Jesus told his listeners, “‘for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.’”
In the Bhagavad Gita, the sixth Chapter, Krishna promises every devotee:
Arjuna, none who works for self-redemption
Will ever meet an evil destiny!