21 September 2021

Nathan A. Hughes, Esq.

Soli Deo Gloria

Lukewarm Believers

2 min read

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because.”

Revelation 3:15-16 

In this short devotional we will take a brief look at what the lukewarm believer looks like and I will offer some ways to combat this stumbling block to spiritual growth. In Revelation 3 God addresses the believers of Laodicea. We read that these believers were neither hot nor cold. These believers are partly good and partly bad. They profess to be followers of Christ and yet they neglect their calling to serve Him faithfully.

Nearby the Church of Laodicea was the Lycus River. The river was muddy and undrinkable. This is a good comparison to the believers in the region. Their indifference was repugnant to God. Cold water refreshes and hot water warms up. Because they were neither hot nor cold Christ spat them out. The Laodiceans were spiritually blind, bankrupt and naked. God desires Christian people to be zealous for him. Reading further in the text we learn that Christ will rebuke those whom he loves.

Here are some questions to consider about this topic.

1. Can you truly say you love for God is a real love?

2. Is serving God a burning priority in your life?

3. How much zeal do you have for God?

4. Are you on fire for prayer?

5. Are you deeply excited about Bible study and reading?

6. Do you have a zeal for preaching the gospel?

If there is any sense of lukewarm feelings towards the things of God confess them now and ask God to give you a burning desire to serve him.

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