Today’s Reading: Revelation 1-3
Seven churches are addressed in Revelation 2-3.
While it is good to interpret these letters literally (i.e. they were real letters to real churches addressing real issues), some see them as a preview of the history of the Church (For example, Philadelphia typifies the Church in the 1700-1800s where there were many revivals; while Laodicea is a type of the Church today.).
Yet, the descriptions given can also be applied to our own lives too. To do so, we must ask a couple of questions: 1) With which church do I identify most? 2) Which church best describes my life right now? 3) What should I do to change that (if change is necessary)?