Are you sitting very comfortably in Church every Lord’s Day? Do you find that as a Christian, your job is just to go to Church once a week, and do your own daily devotions every day? If so, you might be suffering from one of the worst things – becoming a lukewarm Christian.
Usually right after conversion, there will be a time where we are zealous over all the things about God – Bible Study, sharing the Gospel with non-believing friends, and more. After that, it becomes mundane and we start to slack, to an extent that we might even find it a chore to attend Church once a week. Sermon becomes boring, and we are tempted to whip out our phones to play mobile games. Bible Study becomes dull, and we stop attending them altogether. We still pray every now and then, but it becomes more of a practice. We think we are in very good standing with God, since we are still engaging in these means of grace.
And then there is trouble. Read 1 Peter 5:8. It seems that the devil loves to find lukewarm Christians, for they are the ones who will likely just abandon the faith altogether. Lukewarm Christians are neither here nor there; they know quite a bit about God, but will not proactively seek God.
In Romans 12:11, Paul exhorts us to be “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”. It seems that idleness is something that the Lord does not like. Proverbs 12:24 says, “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”.
Friend, are you a lukewarm Christian, who is neither here nor there? If so, let Scripture prick your heart, such that you will start to become zealous in your faith again. Lukewarm Christians will not produce fruit, and let the Word of God have the final say on what is to be for such people:
May the Lord help us, such that we will not be lukewarm Christians.