Lord, bless me with understanding and clarity. Open me to your message and love.
This week John sounds similar to Paul in some of his letters. This passage describes God instructing John to write a specific letter to a specific church with God’s own words. God has found the church in question as “lukewarm”. The church is neither hot nor cold. I interpret this as a passive church lacking in passion. John’s message is that this is not acceptable to God.
This passage is a clear challenge to our passion for God. Do we have passion or are we lukewarm concerning our Faith? Are we sitting on the fence? Are we waiting for God to come to us? These are difficult questions and very close to home.
Jesus our Lord has made available to us the riches and wonders of this world and the next. Without his love we are –“wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked”. However, living a spirit filled life in Jesus provides all the riches we desire. This rich life is free; and is there for the asking. However, we must ask for it. We cannot be passive and wait. We must act and seek out God. Our own internal personal good intentions are not sufficient. Our actions illustrate our passion. Do others around me see God in me through my actions? Do they see my passion?
Only they can answer.