Is there any complaint?
“I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. But I have this complaint against you… I gave her time to repent…”
Revelation 2:19-20a, 21a NLT
Jesus always comes to our lives by highlighting our strengths; for example, in the case of the church of Thyatira, He acknowledged its continuing trend to improve in the things they did: their love, their faith, their service, their patience and their perseverance.
However, the fact that Jesus recognizes our strengths does not mean that He doesn’t see that in what we fail or sin, and that certainly separate us from Him.
When Jesus confronts us, He always offers us the opportunity to repent: but He will never force us to make a specific decision. Jesus will let us be who decide if we receive His forgiveness or reject it.
Will Jesus have any complaint in your life what you need to repent of? What will be your decision?
© David García Licona – March 2014