A Sobering Letter

But I have something against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
—Revelation 2:4

Devotion:

Recently, we received a letter addressed to you and me that said, “Your everlasting happiness and well-being depends upon your reading and heeding this letter.” Then on the over side it said, “From Him whose eyes are like a flame of fire, who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks” (Revelation 2:1 paraphrased).

Now you are saying, “Did you really get a letter like that?” Well, actually, not in the mail, but such as letter was sent to the Church at Ephesus personally by the Son of God. So, since this is applicable to every church, we did receive such a letter. It came to us right out of the Scripture. It was addressed originally to the Church at Ephesus, but it applies to us as well.

The gist of what He said to this church is that He knows their works, which are relatively sound, but they have lost their first love. Jesus is no longer first in their hearts, and He tells then to repent and do the things they did at first. If you ever find your love growing cold, there is one place where it will be rekindled and that is the foot of the Cross.

 

Question to ponder: Is Jesus your first love?