Revelation 3:17 ERV “You say you are rich. You think you have become wealthy and don’t need anything. But you don’t know that you are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.”
You know, we were taught to make confessions about ourselves, our future, and all that, and it’s very good to do that. But we must always remember that it is what God is saying about us, right now, that’s more important. We’ve got to be sincere with ourselves at all times and do a honest appraisal of our spiritual conditions.
We live in a world where money has become a standard; how much money one has is now a key factor, even in the church people think that having money means that God is with them. But I know billionaires who are unbelievers and these people are many times richer than a lot of Christians! That tells me that Christianity is a lot more than being wealthy and being powerful in the world. A man can become rich without God, men can attract crowds without God! Do you understand? The church of Jesus Christ must begin to focus on what’s truly important.
We like to hear nice messages about how special we are, how fearfully and wonderfully made we are, how that we are kings and priests, true; but Jesus said to the members of the church in Laodecia, “You are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.” If Jesus is to say something about you and I today, brothers and sisters, what would it be?