Lukewarm Faith Makes Jesus Sick

Jesus loves passionate faith.

Complacent faith is faithless.

Complacency is deadly. It doesn’t feel deadly. It feels like everything is okay. Like everything’s going along just fine. No one is rocking the boat and everyone is comfortable. But Jesus has some very disturbing words about being complacent:

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish that you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. (Rev 3:15-16)

Kind of makes you understand why Jesus loved James and John, Sons of Thunder, and Peter as disciples. He likes passion. That doesn’t mean that if we are not all Type A personalities that we’re in big trouble. But it does mean that having faith with no passion is dangerous.

Lukewarm faith feels like taking God for granted. You know He’s there, but you can’t quite fit Him into your schedule. The Laodiceans were in trouble because they were rich and didn’t feel the need to rely on God for anything. They believed with their mouth, not their heart.

Check out your passion meter. How much does your salvation mean to you? Do you really realize what you have? He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says.

 

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