Laodicea in Greek means the opinion of the people. The church in Laodicea is a warning to us to remain on the line of Philadelphia. Laodicea was confident in their understanding of Christ doctrinally, but experientially, they did not realize that Christ’s evaluation of them was that they were poor, blind, wretched and naked. Smyrna was characterized by suffering, Pergamos by worldliness, Thyatira by darkness, Sardis by deadness, and Philadelphia by brotherly love. Laodicea is characterized by lukewarmness. The characteristic of Laodicea is lukewarmness. Instead of the genuine enjoyment of Christ, the opinion of the people dominates; the proper experience of Christ is lacking. The call in this epistle is to overcome and remain on the line of Philadelphia. This epistle is both a warning and an encouragement to us.