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Self-Sufficiency or God-Dependency

by | Apr 11, 2011 | Christianity, Focus on Living | 0 comments

A matter of trust.

A casual reading of Jesus’ words to the church in Laodicea reveals a church that had learned to trust in their own wealth and success.

Are we really that different?  How many times have I said that I depend on Christ?  Does my life reflect this truth?

Over the past few years, I  seem to be in positions where I must completely trust God for the outcome and yet I somehow think I have a better plan.  I can handle it?

Christ wants me to depend on him.  At the end of His words to the churches is the following passage:

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3: 20-22

On the other hand, the church of Philadelphia was presented with an open door by Christ.

In their self-sufficiency the Laodiceans had closed the door to Christ and now He describes Himself standing there on the outside looking in, knocking and calling compassionately for those who have shut Him out.

Let’s hear His words for us today.


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