Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Monday, 02/19/18


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Many Christians are “lukewarm” but do not realize their condition.

“I know your deeds, that you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing’. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Revelation 3:15-17)

Jesus was challenging the church in Laodicea to wake up to their real need. It’s possible for a Christian or a church to go on for a long period of time in this condition without knowing it. We can get into the habit of going to church, doing some kind of ministry, and feeling comfortably “spiritual” and not realize that we are wasting the one life that God has given to us. Jesus said, “He who saves his/her life loses it”. If we live self centered lives, no matter how religious we are, we are “LOSERS”.

Jesus said, “Be earnest (serious) and repent”. The word “repent” means, “have a change of mind.” As we looked in our last lesson, we need to be “renewed in our minds” in order to see God mightily working in our lives. Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators said, “It depends on your objective how much you need God.” If we have little or no spiritual objective, we won’t need God nor His power. That’s why Jesus said that they were ”lukewarm”. They were comfortable with their religion and had no need. When we begin to really serve God, we see that only a Great God can meet our need. Jesus told His disciples in John 4, “Lift up your eyes and look on the fields.” Jesus was outside in Revelation 3. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Am I lukewarm and comfortable, or am I hungry for God to do greater things in and through my life?

 


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