” Remember Your First Love “
What memories does this thought bring to mind; that first girlfriend, that first boyfriend?
Perhaps those firsts were not your first love. Maybe you married your first love who you discovered after dating other people. But this is not the first love being talked about here in Revelation.
Please read the following verses. Revelation 2:1-7
1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands: 2 I know your deeds, your hard work, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. 5 Remember the height from which 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. 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
I believe this concept is difficult for some to grasp, that the Lord God would be our first love. Most of us are fiercely loyal and protective of our spouse and children but falter mightily with the One who must be the believers first love.
We simply must come to the point where our relationship with Jesus Christ supersedes all other relationships.
Now some might argue that is not fair, to put Christ ahead of our family.
I would argue that we are cheating on Christ if He is not our first love.
Besides, when He is our first love, we will be much better spouses, parents, and children.
Believers, if you don’t have Christ as #1 in your life, put Him there, put Him there now.
You will never regret this decision.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;