Reading through the Bible together
That is why God wanted to give large and beautiful cities to Israel that they did not build, houses they did not construct, wells they did not dig, and vineyards they did not plant. These were physical gifts that came with the Giver. He longed to bless then spiritually. But God was concerned that these gifts would cause them to forget Him, become idols between them and Him who supplied all their blessings. The enriched Israel reminds us of Laodicea, God’s end-time Israel, rich with goods and feels no need, yet their greatest need is Christ and He is left outside (Rev. 3:14-20). What ingratitude!
Throughout history Christ is often left outside the door of his people’s hearts. But He still loves them. He promises Laodicea that if they will let Him come into their lives, then after the Second Advent He will have them sit on His throne with Him (Rev. 3:21). He is the greatest lover in the universe, and He longs to dwell with you today and give you more than just physical blessings. He wants you to invite Him in to reign within your heart as a foretaste of you reigning with Him forever.
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