Our Advent reading takes us to Rev. 2:1-7 and we NEED to hear this today in the American church. We are so driven (right AND left) to be “RIGHT” and “CORRECT” and “PURE” that we’re dividing in ways that break the heart of God. We’ve lost sight of HIM in order to trash our opponents. We’ve lost sight of HIM in order to be “right” on policy.
How we need to hear these words again!
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
Somehow, Lord, let our hearts be broken.