Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rejection by Which One

If someone rejects you for having a baby out of wedlock and they reject you for now being celibate then the only thing left to be is in the middle.  But the middle is lukewarm or compromising.  It is neither hot nor cold.  In fact, here is what Jesus had to say about it as he was speaking to the church of Laodicea in the book of Revelation:

Rev 3:15-18  KJV
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.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 

That word spue in the Greek means to vomit.  So, you see if I had a choice as to which one I would accept rejection from it would be that someone or that group of people than for me to be rejected by Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Said another way, I would rather be rejected by you than to be rejected or vomited out by God.  God does not accept people who are in the middle.