How’s the Weather?
Have you noticed that this question comes up a lot? It is rather humorous when we find ourselves talking about the weather, especially here in Santa Clara, California. The weather is just perfect. It is sunny and warm during the day, and comfortable and cool at night. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t change a lot from day to day. It’s almost never hot or cold – it’s just right. Though this is a wonderful state of affairs for those of us who live in our area, unfortunately, the same is true spiritually in many churches, colleges, youth groups, and Christian schools. The Bible word for this condition is lukewarm.
Revelation 3:14-16 gives the account of the church at Laodicea. The people of this church were comfortable, complacent, and casual. They must have been surprised when they found out that God was not pleased with their condition. In fact, just the opposite was true; God was disgusted with their lukewarm condition. “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
So, how’s the weather in your life? What is your spiritual temperature?
Many Christians today are lukewarm. They are not too bad, but they also not too good. Often we find ourselves “adapting to the temperature.” That is, we become just like everyone else around us. This Christian is like a thermometer—simply a reflection of the people around him. The thermometer Christians just show the temperature. On the other hand, some Christians work like a thermostat. These people set the temperature.
Oh, how we need some Christians that will be the temperature setters! The next time someone checks on the “weather” in your spiritual life, determine to be the one who is setting record high temperatures for God!