The Church In Laodicea

SCRIPTURE: “You say, I’m am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire so that you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so that you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes so that you can see. 
 (Rev. 3:17-18 NIV)

Some believers assume that numerous material possessions are a sign of God’s spiritual blessing. Laodicea was a wealthy city, and the church was also wealthy. But what the Laodiceans could see and buy had become more valuable to them than what is unseen and eternal. Wealth, luxury, and ease can make people feel confident, satisfied, and placed. But no matter how much you possess or how much you make, you have nothing if you do not have a vital relationship with Christ. He told the Laodiceans to buy gold from Him (real spiritual treasures), white clothes (His righteousness) and Christ told them to buy salve for their eyes, so they could see the truth.

Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
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For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)

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