The ancient city in the western part of Turkey called Laodicea is about 45 miles southeast of Philadelphia and about 90 miles east of Ephesus. It is a large city known for production of wool and as a center for making medicines.
Christ had nothing to commend about this church. Reading in Revelation 3:14-22, the people of Laodicea viewed themselves as being wealthy and in need of nothing but Christ describes them in another way. He described them as people not doing very much to help themselves or others much like the couch potato in today’s photo. Jesus described the people at Laodicea with images of being wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (v.17).
To remedy their situation, Christ tells the church that they should decide to repent and start doing what needs to be done. Accept His ways and seek to be more like Him. Be committed and keep being motivated to overcome by listening to the Holy Spirit for instructions.
We all need to take an honest look at our life. Are we passionate about growing spiritually and fulfilling our purpose? Are we taking the steps needed to gain this passion and act on the instructions the Holy Spirit is giving?
If we can answer yes to these questions, this day with God will be amazing because there will be no need to hold back. As we pray today, we are reminded that love flows best when it flows freely and Christ has set us free.