“Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent”
As children of God, we have been given a scriptural representation of the church of God, and it is expected of us to live up to the godly counsels revealed to us through the word of God.
Who is our first love? Jesus Christ! What greater love is there than for a sinless person to die for us sinners (John 15:13; Romans 5:8). The love of Christ towards us has given us redemption and eternal access to God.
Although we say we’re saved, how have our lives been after the salvation experience? Have we continued in the love and zeal we had when we first met Christ. Aren’t we allowing familiarity into our relationship with God?
We must continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. If we refuse to return to our first love, the consequence is in our opening scripture. It is our prayer that we continue in our steadfast love in spirit, truth, and service towards God and humanity.
Further study: Mark 12:30
Thought for the day: How would you feel if your light is withdrawn, and you’re thrown into darkness? That’s what a loveless life feels.