Meaning Of Life
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold
nor hot. I wish you were either
one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm - neither hot nor cold - I am
about to spit you out of my mouth.
Uses of cold water:
(2)Fun - swimming
Uses of hot water:
(1) Health and hygiene (2) Washing and cleaning
Being “lukewarm” or in other words
“useless” makes God sick. When we are lukewarm, we are disappointing to God.
God ask for more then just “religion.” God desires whole-hearted, sincere followers of his own heart. He requires much more then just
looking the part of a Christian.
THAT CAN MAKE US LUKEWARM
1.) We Forget
that Prayer is about God, not about us..
To some who were confident of their own righteousness
and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable. “Two men went up to the temple to
pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood
up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other
men - robbers, evildoers,
adulterers - or even like the tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look, but beat his breast and said, ‘God
have mercy on me a sinner.’ I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified
before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who
humbles himself will be exalted.”
God wants us to humble ourselves before him. To lay our hearts wide open on the table and let Him fill us with his love and
mercy. He wants to share
with us the reason He has put us on this earth during this time and in
But he can’t if we only think of ourselves and are not willing to listen.
(2) We become
Worship isn’t for you, it is for God.
“These people come near to me and honor
me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by
We shouldn’t worship and expect to “get
something out of it.” God doesn’t want half-hearted and hypocritical worship. We wants us to seek after him with everything in us. De doesn’t care about worship songs, or rituals churches perform if it isn’t done to truly seek His heart and His desire for our lives.
(3) We forget
that God loves the world
God’s plan of salvation fully expresses
his desire that everyone be saved.
1 Tim. 2:3-4
This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who
wants all me to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Jesus Christ paid the price for EVERYONE, but
not everyone has accepted that payment, and that breaks God’s heart.
(4) We lose focus
on God’s purpose for us.
God had a purpose for our lives before we were
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined
according to the plan of
him who work out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.
Finally, that brings us to the REAL meaning of
life. Men have spent their entire lives trying to discover the answer
to this simply concept, when God had put it in
front of them the entire time in black and white (and red depending
on what kind of Bible
you have). The REAL meaning of live is…
To worship God by fulfilling the purpose that
he has given us.