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Today's Gospel Truth ~ "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see." Revelation 3:17-18
The church in Laodicea was firmly warned to be careful of their attitude of bragging and complacency because they were rich, whereas the wealth they had was useless and considered pitiful in the Kingdom of God. We too have to be mindful that we do not collect riches as Believers in Christ that will be displeasing to God.
The Laodicean Church was further advised by Christ also known as our Mediator and the Wisdom of God to; "buy of me gold tried in the fire" ~ Produce a more glorious state of the church by expressing fervent love and strong faith. "That thou mayest be rich" ~ Because one can not be rich in the Kingdom and not be Spiritually Faithful. To have an interest and love for Christ and his Grace is the greatest of riches. "And white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and the shame of thy nakedness do not appear" ~ Invest in heavenly glory so that your soul will not be naked, but rather always clothed in the righteousness of Christ. "And anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see." Anointing the eyes is making use of your gained light and knowledge of the Word of God, as all without divine revelation are in darkness and such who reject it's authority will go astray. Furthermore it is confirmed in vs 19 that; "The people I love, I call to account - prod and correct and guide so that they'll live at their best. As a people of God we are required to get up on our feet! Stand about face! And Run after God! AMEN