The remaining three churches are covered in this chapter. Sardis looks good but isn’t, Philadelphia is doing the best it can in a negative situation and Laodicea think it’s in good shape but isn’t.
We’d all like to think we are like Philadelphia, but maybe we are self-deceived like Sardis or Laodicea. We need to focus on the basics of living our lives for Jesus and not be distracted by pursuing wealth, reputation or comfort. We want to be those people who stick it out in hard times and stand out as those who have not soiled their clothes.