1. Exposition

What Impact Did the Laodiceans’ Wealth Have on Them?

Revelation 3:17 (ESV)

17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Their preoccupation with their business led to a kind of nominal Christianity. They didn’t realize that they were wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Wretched and pitiable comprise an assessment of their spiritual state, which is caused by their spiritual poverty, blindness, and nakedness.