We consider the most important event since the creation of the world - the Day of Judgment. Here in this parable, Jesus gives us another graphic picture of this day.
From this parable and other passages in the Bible that deal with the Judgment, we piece together an understanding of that Day and the events that will take place on it. We see what the Judge will be looking for in those who are judged. We see the importance of being ready for the Day, living in the light of it, and above all, producing the fruit in our lives that will vindicate that we are truly the children of God and will escape the awful end of those who persist in rebelling against God.
Again, unbelievers are urged to come to Christ to escape the wrath and indignation of God that will fall on the wicked. Believers are exhorted to live in the light of these things, producing more and more fruit for the glory of our God.