By Travis Robertson
The church in Laodicea was neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-22). It had become a congregation that was of no use to the Lord. Their lukewarm attitude had made the Lord so sick, that He spit them out of His mouth. What we find in this message to the church is that it was personal. The church at Laodicea was lukewarm because the individual members were lukewarm. But it wasn’t just a message to the individuals at Laodicea. The Lord knew that this would be a universal problem within the church, that’s why He preserved this letter for us today.
It is easy for us to become complacent religiously. But if we are going to overcome our lukewarm attitudes, we first must look inside ourselves. Have you become lukewarm in your service to the Lord? Are you on fire like you once were? Have you settled for a comfy spot in the pew to keep it warm? If this describes you, it is time to make a change. Don’t settle for the spiritually comfortable life, it isn’t pleasing to the Lord.
Sometimes it isn’t you that is lukewarm but someone else. If that is the case, it is time to reach out, invite them into your home, pray for them, encourage them. Remind them, that they are not alone, and you are here for them. Maybe all they need is a little nudge to get moving, or a little spark to get the fire started again.
- Travis Robertson preachers for the Lake Norman Church of Christ in Huntersville, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://lakenormancoc.org/