Week Thirty-Five Thoughts

My thoughts this week bring me to Revelation 3:15-16. Instead of talking about art this week let me go to another thing I have grown to enjoy more and more, and that is food. When it comes to food different foods are served at different temperatures. When it comes to soup it is normally served hot, and some soups are served cold, but I don’t know of any that are served lukewarm. If soup is lukewarm it isn’t very good at all, and to be honest in my opinion is not worth eating. When we get to this passage in Revelation, we see that Jesus is using a similar image here about the people in the church of Laodicea.

Jesus says of the people here, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.” Right after this He says I wish you were either hot or cold. He then goes on to say that they are lukewarm. When you taste something lukewarm it can be hard to eat, and Jesus in this case says, “I will spit (or vomit) you out of my mouth.” When we read this it is not the best image, but we know the feeling of not liking something about a food and wanting to spit it out. This is what Jesus says he will do with the people that are lukewarm. Are you hot, lukewarm, or cold? Let us be excited about our relationship with Christ and be hot. As you read through the first few chapters of Revelation take heed to the warnings Christ gives.

Thanks for reading,

Pastor Josh