Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20

What was wrong with the Christians in Laodicea? Jesus used one word: “lukewarm” (v. 16). Their commitment was weak. They were passive. Their testimony was shallow. They believed but without zeal or enthusiasm.

Sadly, these people felt satisfied. They did not hunger to grow spiritually or learn more about God’s Word. Their prayer life was halfhearted. And they were confident in themselves.

Even though He was not happy with these people, God sent a message of hope: They needed to change. Instead of seeking the superficial things of this world, they needed to buy “gold refined by fire” (v. 18). Instead of being lukewarm, they needed to develop an intense desire to serve Him.

They were warned that He disciplines those He loves. His goal? For them to mature and serve God more effectively and to grow up. They did not need to feel discouraged or rejected but realize that He was ready to welcome them and fellowship with them. They just needed to respond to His knock on their heart’s door.

Today, listen to the message to the Laodicean church. Search your heart and repent of any pride. Humble yourself before God. If you have made mistakes, don’t give up, but ask for His forgiveness. Dedicate your life to Him. Serve Him with intensity. Hunger for His presence. Pray with passion. He is by your side, waiting for you. Answer His knock on the door of your heart.

Think and pray

What steps can you take to be more intentional in your pursuit of God today?

Heavenly Father, forgive my sins and pride. Forgive me for being lukewarm. I hunger to know You better and serve You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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