You say, “I am rich and well off; I have all I need.’ But you do not know how miserable and pitiful you are! You are poor, naked, and blind.”
~Revelations 3:17, GNT
The world will not be destroyed by evil but by those who watch them do evil without doing anything.
The church at Laodicea was in a state of spiritual slumber. Like Jonah, the devil had rocked them to sleep in carnal security. They said boastfully, “We need nothing.” Our LCBS lesson last Sunday was on contentment, the contentment Paul talked about in I Timothy 6:6, “True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” No one is wealthier than the person who is contented in Christ.
However, the kind of contentment Laodicea had is not a Godly contentment. The Laodiceans were is a state of spiritual lethargy. Morally and spiritually, they were callous, careless and complacent, and content. Being contented with evil is evil.
In truth: the Laodiceans were self-deceived. They thought they were self-sufficient, “We have need of nothing,” when in reality they were wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. They had measured themselves by worldly standards but in God’s sight, they were beggars in need of everything including spiritual clothes to cover their sin. The LORD said, “I wish that you were either cold or hot but you are neither; I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Our indifference makes Christ sick at His stomach.
- I can’t complain about the heat but I can praise the LORD for the A/C, amen! Remember, our office hours through this heat wave will be 7:00-3:00. We have only one unit that works and we are trying to make it last as long as possible.
- Don’t forget to bring the Children’s chewable vitamins. Sunday is our last opportunity. The college and career age will be leaving a week from today going to Guatemala. I am driving the shuttle to Birmingham but we need one other driver to go to Huntsville. This will be on Thursday morning July 28th.
- More good news on BLOCK PARTY. I talked with Ronald Asherbranner yesterday, he is going to do the fireworks again, PTL.
- Today and tomorrow are travel days for YOUTH mission trip team.
- I am thinking about putting a Hillary sign in my yard…