“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16)
According to today’s scripture, “half-way” just won’t get it! It’s either all or nothing. The “in-between”, in fact, is abominable or spewable.
Everywhere we go we see people who are not committed to anything. It is almost an epidemic. People will not (for various reasons) commit to much at all, not to their families (look at divorce rates), and not to God Himself. In essence, if it is going to cost them something personally, people find it hard to make any type of true, lasting commitment.
Commitment is the vehicle by which we live our Christian life. Commitment is not half-way, it’s not lukewarm. Commitment is giving of oneself wholly and completely to God and His service, not sometimes, or every once in a while. Commitment is all; it’s jumping in with both feet with nothing held back. Commitment is being a Christian in every area of our lives, not just on Sunday, not just when we’re with other Christians, not just when we feel like it. Commitment is being a Christian ALL the time.
The lukewarm, non-committed Christian is, in God’s own words, not pleasing to Him at all. An abomination . . . spewable.
If you’re not a committed Christian, sold out and giving ALL of yourself to Him and to His service, please take time today to search your heart. Confess your sins of lukewarmness and make a commitment, a REAL and lasting commitment to serve Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. He is worthy of all we can give, and so much more.
Father, thank you, Lord, for showing me what is important to You. Father, please help me to be “hot” at all times, not compromising, and always committed. Lord, I love you and truly desire to serve You all the days of my life in a manner that is pleasing to You regardless of what it costs me personally and always for your glory, Amen.
“Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.” (Nehemiah 5:13)
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