Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Background: Revelation 3:14-22
Focal: Revelation 3:15-16, 20
For many of us we prefer a comfortable life. We do not like very warm days when the heat climbs into the 100s and just as many do not care for the days when the temperatures dip way below freezing. We want to be comfortable. We have heaters and air conditioning in our homes and vehicles. It is an attempt to have comfort in life. I too shy away from the extremes in life and prefer to live comfortably and safely.
Jesus says he would prefer that we are hot or cold. If we are hot (on fire) for Jesus we are of a benefit to him as we proclaim and live out his will in our lives. IF we are cold, we may more easily recognize our need to repent and turn ourselves back to Christ. We recognize we are not where we need to be. Being warm is about comparison and relativity. We say things like “I’m okay” or “I’m a good person” and we are always better than a cold person but are not one hundred percent given to Christ. The good is the enemy of the great and acknowledges we want to change God’s standard.
Christ knocks and calls out to us, thank God. If anyone hears Christ’s voice and responds (opens the door), Christ will come into their hearts and dine with them creating a relationship, and fellowship with our Lord who lives, moves, and breathes in and through our lives.