Revelation 3:18

Sunday, 18 October 2020

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. Revelation 3:18

Jesus just said to those at Laodicea that they were “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”Read the rest

Revelation 3:17

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— Revelation 3:17

The Greek is very forceful in this verse. A more literal rendering would be –

“because thou sayest — I am rich, and have grown rich, and have need of nothing, and hast not known that thou art the wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”Read the rest

Revelation 3:15

Thursday, 15 October 2020

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. Revelation 3:15

Here, the Lord is using an analogy of what would be completely understandable to the people in the church of Laodicea. From his commentary on the book of Revelation, Jack Kelly says the following –

“The church in Laodicea receives no commendation, only this criticism, rich in symbolic sarcasm.Read the rest

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