Our riches - wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked (Rev 3:17-18)

"For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.  I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see." - Revelation 3:17-18

Dwelling on pride this morning this verse is on how our values are not the Lords. What we think is wealth is great poverty and only God's refined gold is true wealth. The wealth that comes from God is true wealth. Not the wealth of this world.

More interesting are the verses that follow: "Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.  Behold, 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." (19&20).

Often we hear this verse quoted in reference to evangelism. This is however, not a verse to the unbeliever, but to the believer. And when He comes in He brings something greater than the wealth of this world. Greater than the things we can find pride in in this life.

God we need God.