Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4
Beloved, God is not after our good works. The 2nd verse of Revelation chapter 2 states, “I know your works…” But in the 4th verse, a clause is emphasized; the Message translation puts it this way, “but you walked away from your first love—why? What’s going on with you, anyway?”
So, the same question is being put to us today, “what’s going on, why walk away from your first love?”
God is not interested in works that come out of flesh, trying to do the right things; if the source is not Christ, those deeds are nothing. Our works become righteous only BECAUSE of Jesus in us. He is our first and only love. Without Him, nothing good can proceed out of us.
Stop looking at how righteous you are or how pure your life is. Our Saviour should be the focus, for He is the center that holds all. Once the focus shifts to our self effort, we begin to fall – “do you have any idea how far you’ve fallen? A Lucifer fall!” (Revelation 2.4 MSG).
Beloved, we need to stick to our first love. Return to His open arms today.
*To be continued*
Prayer: Lord I return to You, my first love. You are the center that holds it all, in my life.
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