The scripture for our June Scripture Day 4 is Revelation 3:20. Which I found very interesting, it’s another one of those verses that we think one thing, but it’s meaning is slightly different.
If I’d had lived out this scripture, I’d have run to open my door for Jesus. But then again, that’s me thinking it was meant for me. it wasn’t . . . let’s learn more, shall we?
June Scripture Day 4 – Revelation 3:20
Revelation 3:20 CSB says this: “See! 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.”
Again, I’d be the first out of my seat and running to the door to let Jesus in. But it’s not really meant to be seen as I originally saw it, or how many may interrupt it.
Revelation 3:20 wasn’t meant for individuals. But if it were the message would be for nonbelievers to profess their faith in Christ, and repent or be ready for their discipline. So who was it meant for? Well –
From all the studies, and commentaries I’ve read on Revelation 3:20 its a warning to a church in Laodicean. It was considered a lukewarm, smug, and self-satisfied Church. It is boastful about its wealth and its need for nothing. But it’s spiritual condition was in ruins.
Jesus wanted to give not just one person in the church, but “anyone” a chance for salvation. Remember that salvation is a personal and individualized experience. But He offered it to everyone if only “one” person opened the door to Him.
If ONE person had opened the door it would have been a sign that they believed in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It would have been seen as them repenting for becoming confident in its outward prosperity while abandoning the one message that brings life to this lost world.
But not one of them opened the door. A sure sign that the message of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection had been abandoned. Which meant they were no longer functioning as a true church. They would be judged and disciplined by Jesus. Jesus was not unwilling to restore them to a better state, but they need to demonstrate their willingness to obey God.
This is also meant as a warning for today’s Churches. The church should never forget why it exists: to proclaim the ministry of reconciliation to a lost world.
June Scripture Day 4
Sometimes I completely get the meaning of the scripture that I am studying. While other times, I see a completely different picture than the one it’s actually painted. You see I see it this way. . .
The Bible is God’s way of talking to us, a platform on how we should live. It provides us with answers and healing to our innermost questions and emotions. But as we read the Bible, we interpret the scriptures in various ways, some of which are self-shaped, in a sense, as a means to justify certain actions and thoughts. This can be spiritually dangerous.
Luke 4: 9-12, talks about how Satan quotes the Bible to further his own agenda. Most of us don’t understand this level of spitefulness, but this happens more than we’d like to believe. Sadly, both the enemy and people twist scriptures to justify ungodly behavior or avoid taking responsibility for their actions.
With all that said, I want you all to know that when I share my thoughts on scriptures, it’s because I’ve done some serious reading about it. In most cases, I’ve read the scripture in different translations, I’ve defined words I didn’t completely know, and I’ve read several commentaries on it.
There are times when I share what I believe God is trying to tell me personally. I have also shared what I believe the scripture is telling me about God. In these cases, I’ve come to my answers after I’ve done my studies on the verses.
I am not perfect, nor am I a scholar on the Bible. I am just an average woman who loves God and enjoys talking about her walk with Him.
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