“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
It’s easy to get complacent in our faith.
We get busy with work and school and church responsibilities. We fill our days with volunteer positions, household chores and staying connected to family and friends around the world. We spend time with the kids, play video games with our roommates, and juggle countless responsibilities that take our time and energy.
We work and strive and by the time we put our heads on our pillows at night, we’re lucky to have spent even five minutes with God.
We would rather watch TV than read our bible.
We would rather play video games than pray.
We would rather work on work for hours on a homework assignment that three years from now won’t matter, than spend time developing our relationship with Christ that matters for all eternity.
We go to church, go to small group, go to an Ignite gathering, and think that’s what it means to follow God.
The church in Laodicea was just as guilty.
The believers in Laodicea had become lukewarm. They still professed faith in Christ, they still went to church and still attended the fellowship gatherings. They knew the teachings of Christ, would talk the talk and did the bare minimum to get by.
They had belief, but no action.