Remember, Repent, and Resume!

We’ve all received report cards from school and many of us may have received evaluations from our work places. As we saw in the letter written to the church in Ephesus, the Ephesians are similarly given a report to how they are doing and how they should be doing. This letter to the church of Ephesus from the book of Revelation is comprised of a relevant introduction, a penetrating evaluation, a corresponding exhortation, and a motivating benediction. What good is a tasty salad with steak strips if dry cow manure is sprinkled over it? In a similar way, the church is acknowledged for the good work they were doing, but what was lacking was their love for God, their first love. It’s not enough just to be right and to do right. When our hearts are in the right place, our actions follow through and we are led to doing the right things. We need to remember the times when it was a joy to discover more about who God was and what he wanted from us, how we would do things we never used to do.We are to remember who it is that we actually serve, the God who created this universe and has authority over all things.  We also need to repent, owning our sin of lovelessness and confessing our hearts. We will then see it is actually God who is the one running towards us, the one who always has been pursuing after our hearts.  Lastly, we must resume, continuing with the good that we do for the glory of God. We must not stop when things are not going well. In Jesus Christ, there is much grace and mercy. Where is your heart today? What motivates you to do the things that you do? You can listen to this passage on the letter to the church in Ephesus by Pastor Clete HERE!

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