Hot or Cold,
Hot or Cold, not Lukewarm.
I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! - Revelations 3:15-16
Ever noticed that coffee shops only offer two temperature options for coffee? Hot or Cold. One temperature that isn't present is lukewarm. I don't know about you, but my coffee has to be either piping hot or ice cold. Lukewarm coffee (in my opinion) tastes disgusting!
Lukewarm is despised in the verse above. The Lord says: "I will spit you out of my mouth." It's something so detestable that it is force ejected like vomit from the mouth. And why? Because it is an undesirable temperature.
Let me make this clear. This verse is not a judgment on tepid coffee, but rather on lukewarm Christians. To be tepid, all you need to do is nothing. Do nothing when your choices are good or evil. Do nothing when you have the opportunity to speak and act. Do nothing when you see injustice and sin. There are evil people in this world, but evil people are not the ones who are most adversely impacting our world. It's lukewarm people who claim to be "God-fearing" and choose to do nothing who are most adversely impacting our world.
Bold God-fearing men and women who boldly speak the truth in love and standup for what is right are the ones who can change homes, businesses, churches, governments, and the world. People who choose to not be indifferent, apathetic, silent or inactive.
Faith Like Coffee: Bold & Strong