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Once Again

Lukewarm

Another day, another minor prophet.  As I make my way through the final books of the old testament, I'm continually reading about forecasts of doom and gloom followed by promises of hope to those who repent.  To those of you who have taken this journey with me, I hope you have seen that while we are seeing the harsh but necessary side of God, that you are also seeing that judgment breaks His heart.

Today I read the book of Zephaniah, and as I read I noticed the following verse (a word from God) that I think exemplifies most church goers today:

Zephaniah 1:12 (NKJV) And it shall come to pass at that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and punish the men who are settled in complacency, who say in their heart, 'The LORD will not do good, nor will He do evil.

God's people were settled in complacency and assuming that God is just out there somewhere passively watching what is going on.  Do you know or people like this in your church?  Are you one of them?  What do you really think that a God who gave His Son's life for mankind is thinking when He sees so many people that refuse to get involved in His work?

God is very serious in His word about us being "lukewarm" for Him.  In the book of Revelation, chapter 3, He states clearly his distaste for it.  There is so much work to be done.   We Christians have the answer, not the quick fix, to helping people overcome any problem they might have.  We have hope to give by putting a hurting person's hand in the hand of Jesus, one person at a time. 

TO THINK ABOUT: 

1) Am I a benchwarmer Christian?  If so, what can I do to get myself into the game?

2) If I'm in the "game", what can I do to get others into the game?

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