Hot or Cold, not Lukewarm, Jesus said. In other words, don't be sitting on the fence. In all seriousness, I feel and see a knocking off the fence is happening or imminent. (Rev. 3:15,16)
Unless you're a baby, pretty much no liquid tastes good lukewarm. How many of us are lukewarm as followers of Christ?
C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters says it well: "Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts ..."
Love Him most. Not the world or its values. Not ourselves and desires. Certainly not the enemy of our souls, the devil.
He's knocking people off the fence!
Who will you serve?
Moses, chosen by God to lead the ancient Israelites out of slavery, stood for the Lord and others stood with him. The earth opened up and swallowed those who stood against them - on the other side of the fence (Num. 16). Joshua, Moses' assistant, said, "But as for me and my household we will serve the Lord." (Josh. 24:15)
And why should the Lord Jesus be first? Because He's Creator, Almighty, God! He's Love, Light, Life! It's due Him - the I AM! He proved His love for us in the greatest way - dying for us. And - He actually wants to share eternity - blissful eternity - with us.
What are we doing in His Name today? Is it for ourselves so others will see or we get "brownie points?" Or for Him for His glory and according to His will? Does the stuff we fight for have everlasting value? Because only those things will count when Christ either says, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" - or "I never knew you." (Mat. 25:21, Mat. 7:21-23)
Let's get off the fence, walking that unseen path, landing on the Lord's side. Standing firm in our loyalty to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
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