Why do you worship?
Jesus told the church at Smyrna that he knew of their suffering and poverty. He told them they would face prison. He encouraged them to remain faithful when they faced death. Christ offered no solution to these predictions except that he will give them life if they remain faithful.
Suppose these things were read to your church. How would these words be received? How would you receive them?
Think carefully, love deeply, and ask yourself again, why do you worship.