First Love

“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!”

(Revelation 2:4 NLT)

As exciting as first love might be, it can also be quickly forgotten, if it’s not properly nurtured. This seems to have been the case of the church in Ephesus. While its members were commended for their hard work and perseverance, they were also reprimanded for having forsaken their first love. Sadly, our love meter doesn’t read well either. Despite our hard work and perseverance, we’re also running low on love for God and people. Jesus’ warning to the church in Ephesus applies very much to us as well, “Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first” (Revelation 2:5).

Remember your first love and preserve it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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