Rebuke and Discipline
Laodicea was a city founded by Antiochus II of Syria and named in honor of his wife, Laodike. Located in a Roman province, it was under Roman influence that Laodicea grew to be of great wealth and importance. Apparently, the affluence of the city had negatively affected members of the Church there. At the Third of Revelation, the Savior complained that the Laodicean Christians had become spiritually lukewarm as a result of inordinate trust in riches. Having those things, they believed they needed nothing more. Yet, the Lord described their spiritual state as wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. It was the Savior, not their wealth, Who could satisfy their greatest needs. Laodike may have been honored to have her name attached to such a place of money and influence. However, if they responded not to His rebuke and discipline, the Savior warned that He would spew them from His mouth.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater