Do you want to be rich? – Revelation 3:17 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


The True Measure of Spiritual Wealth: A Lesson from Laodicea

In this episode, we delve into Revelation chapter 3 and ex… (visit YouTube for more)


The church at Laodicea gets a bit of a battering in Revelation chapter 3 and I think we can see why if we look at chapter 3 verse 17. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realising that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

These members of the church thought they were doing really well. They’re saying to themselves, "I’m rich, I’ve done well, this must be a sign that God loves me." And all that demonstrates is that we know nothing about God.

Look at the life of Jesus. Did he end his life on this earth with vast riches, a big house, lots of people following him and idolising him? No, he went to the cross basically naked, with nothing, all his garments, his property taken away from him, rejected by so many people who had claimed to love him.

" Ah, but Jesus was a special exception. No, he did that so we could all be rich." Really? What about the disciples then? What about the apostles? What about their ministries and lives? Did they end up with super jets and massive expensive mansions? No, they’re all martyred. They all go to the grave with nothing.

And yet, who do you think in the kingdom of heaven is receiving an absolutely stonkingly massive reward? Surely those who ignited, who were at the forefront of the growth, the birth of the Christian church.

Are we thinking to ourselves, I’ve done well, I’ve prospered? Beware, because God said to that Laodicean church, you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked. Let us open our eyes to what it is that our God truly values.

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