"So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Revelation 3:16
I was talking to a man the other day and asked him about his salvation. He assured me that he was saved. But the more we talked I discovered that he doesn't go to church, he doesn't take his children to church, he was cursing in my presence and he had some strange beliefs about Jesus and salvation. Was he truly a Christian? I cannot judge. Perhaps he just needed some discipleship? But if he was he definitely sounded "halfhearted" about his relationship with Jesus.
There are many who profess to be a Christian but are "halfhearted" about it. The dictionary defines halfhearted as: without enthusiasm or energy. Can you be a Christian and be halfhearted? Being halfhearted is a dangerous place to be. First, the Bible says we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart-- not some of our heart, not part of our heart, not even 99% of our heart. Secondly, even the dictionary uses the synonym "lukewarm" for halfhearted. The Bible tells us that if we are lukewarm the Lord will "spew/vomit" us out of His mouth.
Where are you today? Are you truly a Christian and are living wholehearted for the Lord? Are you a person who just professes to be one but you have no relationship with Jesus Christ? Or are you a Christian who is living in a halfhearted/lukewarm relationship with Jesus? Halfhearted will never do. You can't have a halfhearted relationship with the Lord and still have a relationship with Him. It has to be all your heart or none of your heart. Which will it be?
Have a great day. Are you living a halfhearted Christian life?