29 Oct 2018

Don’t Be a Lukewarm Christian

by Timotheus Bahl

Start by reading…

Lamentations 1:1 - 2:22

Philemon 1:1-25

Psalm 101:1-8

Proverbs 26:17

As the return of our Lord draws nearer, the Church may be increasing in number but it is sadly in a state of slumber. A lukewarm state prevails as worldliness pervades the Church. God intended the Church to be the powerhouse of God to provide light to the world, but this is only possible if the Church follows her calling: to be the salt and light of the earth.

God is calling us to move from perfection to perfection, not defection. Psalm 101:6-7 says:

“My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.”

Our walk must be upright and uncompromising when it comes to the world’s customs, cultures and fashions. We are called to live holy lives, which is only possible when we are truly committed to Him. Luke 9:23 says:

“…‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.’”

Our flesh is our enemy; the field of Satan. God’s eyes are on those who walk away from vain things; who don’t speak slandering or backbiting words; who are not given to pride, cheating or playing tricks; who are not meddling in the affairs of others, and who don’t speak lies. Such a person is a blessing to the Church and will walk closely with God Almighty.

Pause and reflect: Lamentations 1 describes the state of the Church at that time. It had become lukewarm and more like the Corinthian Church, or perhaps like the modern Church. Pray that God will revive His Church today so we will be effective in our witness.

Timotheus Bahl
Timotheus Bahl

Shashi Kant Bahl became a Christian at the age of 31 and heard God audibly call him by a new name: Timotheus. He was baptised and became a minister of Christ. Tim served in radio ministry for many years and currently works with orphans and destitute children in his native India. He and his wife have two grown-up sons.

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