Daily Reading 6-26-17
Revelation 2:1-7 New Living Translation (NLT)
In our reading today, we turn to the Book of Revelation and read a letter to the Church in Ephesus. Ephesus was surrounded by pagan worshipers; they worshipped the goddess Diana and many people in the community had no fear/respect of the Lord. Although Christ commends the Church for being faithful with a variety of things, he corrects them for leaving their first Love. Do you love Jesus today as much as you did when you first met him?
Revelation 2:1-7 The Message to the Church in Ephesus
1 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Ephesus. This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks among the seven gold lampstands:
2 “I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don’t tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. 3 You have patiently suffered for me without quitting.
4 “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! 5 Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. 6 But this is in your favor: You hate the evil deeds of the Nicolaitans, just as I do.
7 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
Prayer: Lord, I love you and desire to be a light shining for you in this world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.