It is easy to claim to be serving God even when one is really not. It is even ‘religiously good’ to present a picture of being a servant of God when one is actually not after God but things.
Serving God literarily mean performing duties or services for God. It means being after God and not after things. Many believers are caught up in-between serving God and something else.
Friends, King Solomon summed up his thoughts, writings, proverbs and admonition as follows:
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
The whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments. One of His cardinal commandments is to serve Him.
“And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.” – Exodus 23:25-26
It is most beneficial not to get caught up between serving God and doing some other things. To be caught up between serving God and doing some other things sometimes manifests in Luke warmness towards things of God. God wants us to either be “hot” for Him or “cold”.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” – Revelation 3:14-16
The above scriptures was not written about unbelievers but rather the church of the Laodiceans. Luke warmness is so disgusting and repulsive to God that it would activate ‘throwing up’ in God. He cannot put up with Luke warmness! The ultimate value of our Christianity is in serving God and the interest of His kingdom. It is also the best way to escape the scourge of being ‘caught up’ between serving God and doing some other things which is the platform for Luke warmness.
Brethren, choose to serve God with all you have and who you are. Refuse to be lukewarm. Answering a Christian name, attending church once in a while; running after God only when there is a need to be met and praying “hard” when there is a challenge are all manifestation of Luke-warmness. Get out of the Laodicean syndrome!
You will never lack God’s blessing in any area of your life!
Scriptures for meditation: Matthew 6:25-34
Jesus is Lord!