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or have you “put on” His righteousness—do you put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-13), fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12), walk in His Footsteps (1 John 2:6), obey His commands (1 John 3:24), take up your cross and follow Him as He bids you to come (Matthew 16:24-25)?  Have you “sold” the things of this world that you might “buy” the Treasure you’ve found (Matthew 13:44), that you might inherit eternal Life (Luke 18:18-23)?

Or, to illustrate it differently, imagine you’re relaxing inside your house when you find out it’s on fire.  It’s going to burn to the ground and you have to escape—fast.  If you believe this to be true, would you continue relaxing on the sofa, or would you run out the door, jump out a window, actually escape?

I think too many of us continue relaxing when we should be clamoring with intense resolve and a real and healthy fear of the Lord to escape our sin, our ways of unbelief, our lukewarmness.  I think too many of us walk in darkness, while claiming to walk in the light, and thus deceive ourselves that the Truth abides within, when He does not.  I think too many of us assume we are an exception because we go to a good church, hear a convicting sermon and say “Amen!,” have a good pastor, or are better than the next person we know.

But God doesn’t grade on a curve or give us points for who we know or where we worship—He judges, perfectly and justly.  And according to everything I’ve read in Scripture, He doesn’t tolerate lukewarmness—He says, “because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”  He calls the lukewarm “wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked” (Revelation 3:16-18).  That actually sounds contrary to every description given of true believers, genuine disciples, followers of the Way.

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