Monday, November 12, 2012

What are You Drinking?

When the temperature outside is hot, then the most refreshing beverage would be one served with gobs of ice.  It soothes the parched lips and mouth, and renews the energy level.

However, on a freezing cold day when one might have shoveled tons of snow away, a hot beverage warms one from the tip of the toes to the top of their head.  With both drinks there is the sense that all is truly good in the world.

John gives a serious warning when illustrating that a lukewarm drink just makes a person want to puke (Rev. 3:16).  It neither refreshes nor soothes the spirit.  It accomplishes absolutely nothing.  It has no value whatsoever to one truly thirsty and needing a drink.

In fact, John drives an important point home to this particular church in Laodicea about their blindness regarding their true spiritual condition.  Believing themselves to be wealthy and without need, they are actually wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked (Rev. 3:17).

One might wonder, was John talking about American Christianity today?  Does the Lord see us and want to vomit us out? We are a nation in need of great healing, and that will come when those who are called by His name humble themselves and pray (2 Chron. 7:14).  It begins with me and you, if we are willing.

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