HOT OR COLD/IN OR OUT


“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were 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).

I followed the lead of my one cousin who dared to dive headlong into the cold waters of my grandparents spring-fed tank. The youngest cousin stayed out completely, declaring the waters too cold to be enjoyable. Another waded in up to her waist, teeth chattering, refusing to go any further. Being half in and half out is a miserable place to be. Yet, many professing believers find themselves in that very position of precariousness. They are lukewarm, indifferent, detached, unconcerned, and uninvolved in the work of God. Be one or the other — hot or cold, in or out, light or dark. Nothing is more miserable than half in and half out.

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