TODAY’S BIBLE READING:
TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
Revelation 3:15-16 (ESV) “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
In our Verses for Today, we hear something profound and something … um … nasty.
First, the nasty part.
When it says that “I will spit you out of my mouth,” it may not be talking about spitting. The word speaks of propelling something out of one’s mouth and can also speak of … um … vomiting.
But, whatever the precise meaning, it speaks of getting something undesirable out of your mouth.
Now, back to the first part of the verses. What is so undesirable that Jesus wants to get rid of it like someone who is spitting or vomiting?
“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16)
Simply put, Jesus would rather that we be passionately on fire for Him (hot) or passionately in sin (cold).
Because if we are on fire for Him, He can fan the flame even hotter.
If we are cold and in sin, then He can lovingly discipline us to bring us back.
But if we are straddling the fence, what can He do? We aren’t excited about anything so there is no flame to fan or extinguish. We are indifferent. And He can’t really do much with us.
Friends, commit to getting off the fence and being passionate about Jesus. Love the Lord God with all your heart. Seek to serve Him with reckless abandon. Commit wholeheartedly to obey Him when He speaks.
God is looking for people like this. Will you be someone He can use? I hope so.