Another good word from Wally Fry on the Church of Ephesus, and their not loving Jesus.
“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” Revelation 2:4
Well, here we are. Ephesus: Doctrinally sound, hard-working, willing to confront false teachers. Yet, Jesus had a rebuke for this church. They had left their first love. What might that mean? After all, they were doing ALL the right things.
First of all, let’s address the seriousness of this warning, when our Lord says He has something against us, it is good sense to listen close. To be failing in such a way is a very serious matter.
It’s really not hard to figure out what the first love is. “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt…
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