We have heard of turtles getting entangled in fishermen’s nets. As these poor creatures can no longer roam in search for food, some may eventually die.
Somewhere along the way believers too get entangled in various pursuits that impede their progress or lead them off the intended spiritual path.
It is a sad state of affairs when we think we are spiritually tip-top but we are not. Such was the case of the church in Sardis. The angel’s message for this church was a warning: “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you” (Revelation 3:2-3).