So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
My daughter performed in a play this weekend at a local city theater. It was great — interesting story, stage scenery, lighting, sound systems, and zippy tunes. On Sunday morning, I was reminded of the play — the stage was beautiful, the lighting and sound system performed well, the songs were zippy, and the story was great. My husband reminded me of a church service we once attended at another church where a child who was unaccustomed to attending church asked, “When is this show over?”
The question could be asked about your church — is the worship service conducted in such a way that a person who had not attended church before would see it differently than nice entertainment? But, I think that God is more interested in our personal response. Did we come there to sit and be entertained or to worship the living God? God does not want us to lose our zeal in our worship for him and to become lukewarm. That makes God want to vomit and spit us out! We must come to worship deeply ready to leave our day to day cares behind and worship the Lord our God.
Oh, God, help us to seek you with all of our heart and worship You with all of our being. Amen.
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