Text: Revelation 3.14-22
Wealth can erode our faith, both individually and collectively as a church. It’s the situation Jesus addressed in Laodicea when he said, “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3.17). This church was financially set, but spiritually bankrupt.
We, too, can have a false sense of security if we believe our material wealth means we’respiritually wealthy. The two are not connected and we’re on dangerous ground if that’s what we think.
Today, in addition to reading Proverbs 28, follow Jesus’ command to the Laodicean church, “So be earnest and repent” (Revelation 3.19). Repent of those attitudes and actions where you’ve connected your wealth to your spirituality.