“I see right through your work. You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you’re dead, stone-dead.

Up on your feet! Take a deep breath! Maybe there’s life in you yet. But I wouldn’t know it by looking at your busywork; nothing of God’s work has been completed. Your condition is desperate. Think of the gift you once had in your hands, the Message you heard with your ears—grasp it again and turn back to God.

I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag, ‘I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing from anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.

Here’s what I want you to do: Buy your gold from me, gold that’s been through the refiner’s fire. Then you’ll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in Heaven. You’ve gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see.

The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after, not away from, God!”

Revelation 3

what do you think about that?


3 thoughts on “

  1. Reminds me that I can do a lot for God because of the gifts He has given me, but He is more interested in my doing coming out of the being that happens when I am intimate with Him than just doing stuff “for Him” when in reality it is to look good for others. And too many Christians think they need nothing from anyone. When, in reality, we were created to need deep relationships with God and others. The enemy is the one who convinces us we can go it alone, that “we” are all “we” need. I love the end of the passage because it says God will not give up on me. Although I confess, I am not so excited about the prod and correct parts, maybe guide is not so bad (hopefully involves less pain). But it will always be because He loves me, so the hard stuff will be for my good. But I gotta run to Him and not pull a Jonah. Random thoughts about the passage. I am Trey Bledsoe and I approved this comment.

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