Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.
Context: Jesus is giving His words to the seven churches in Asia. The first word is to the church in Ephesus. “I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for My name’s sake, and you have not grown weary…”
Revelation 2:4 “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.”
Observation: Jesus implies that they love Him, but have abandoned that love. We don’t know if it is from distractions, specific sins, persecution, etc. To fix it He says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first.”
Application: “Lord, show me the areas of my life where I have abandoned my first love. I want to be driven by a love for You. I want to remember where I have fallen from, repent, and do the works I did at first.”
Have you abandoned your first love?