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TAKING OFF THE MASK

April 24, 2015

Friday

 

Revelation 3:15-16

 

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!

So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

 

 

LESSON

 

The lackadaisical deeds of the Laodicean Christians manifested their heart attitude. They were “neither cold nor hot” in their love for God, just “lukewarm.” Beverages go down better either “cold” or “hot.” Similarly, the Lord would rather that His people be “cold” or “hot” in their love for Him, not apathetic. The Laodiceans should have known how the Lord felt, because their city’s drinking water came from a spring six miles to the south over an aqueduct, and it arrived disgustingly lukewarm.

The Lord’s “spit His people “out of His mouth “does not mean they would lose their salvation. The Scriptures nowhere teach this possibility. did not mean that He would rather that we be spiritually cold than that we be spiritually lukewarm, either. He did mean that He would rather we be spiritually refreshing or healthful, as cold or hot water are, rather than that we be spiritually bland, as lukewarm water is.

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 5:11

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