It is hard to imagine your closest Friend, the one who saved your life, standing at the door knocking again and again, waiting for you to answer. You hear the knocking, but there are a thousand reasons racing through your mind why you can’t stir yourself to open the door.
Are you as complacent as the Laodicean church who said, “I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing” (Revelation 3:17). The state of being self-satisfied is the most dangerous condition to be in for a Christian. There is no thirst, no hunger, no feeling of need in the heart. In response to this condition Jesus says, ‘you don’t realize your true state of heart’, “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked”. Then Jesus gives counsel to buy from Him what we really need, “gold refined by fire [pure gold], so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see” (3:18). This is the perfect medication for a self-satisfied heart.
The ONE THING Jesus is after with us and the church is repentance. There will never be change and we will never let the Lord into the inner room of our hearts unless we are willing to repent. We often make excuses for our condition and blame others, while Jesus stands at my door and knocks, and knocks, and knocks. If we open the door of our hearts, Jesus will come in and explain where we need to humble ourselves and repent of being self-centered and self-sufficient; leaving Him outside. Not only will He make it very clear what my condition is, He will supply what I really need in a fresh new fellowship with Him.
“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me” (3:20). The handle is on your side of the door!
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