Re:Verse reading–Revelation 2:1-11; 3:1-6, 14-21 (day four) 

Seven churches…Christ had something for them all.  Most had things they were doing right as a church, but there was, in every case, sin that needed to be corrected.  Just like us…we may be doing some things right in our lives before God, but there is always something that needs to be repented of and corrected.  The church at Ephesus had a lot of commendation, but without correcting their one error of losing their first love, their lampstand would be removed.  Approval was not on a majority basis…sin would not be tolerated in any form.

Have you ever said, “That is my one vice!”…as if, since you only had one, it was OK?  God is a holy God and we should not be content with anything less than His holiness.  No…we will never attain perfection, but it should be our goal.  Only perfection will allow our names to be written in the book of Life.  “He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.”  Since we are unable…we have need of a Savior.  We need one who has overcome to stand for us!  (Hebrews 4:15)

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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