Wholly dependent

Rev 3:15-20: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

The Haitian people have undergone a crisis. They are completely dependent on foreign aid to survive. We are dependent on God, like those Haitians. We have nothing that God didn’t give us, and He can take it away from us at any moment. We talk like the Laodiceans, “We don’t need anything, we provide everything we need ourselves. Independence, man.” But we don’t realize we are wretched, poor and blind. Let us pray that it won’t take an earthquake or other kind of disaster to teach us this lesson of humility and need.


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