Apparently there is a football team in this area that many people like. I know it has something to do with bulldogs because everywhere I turn around I see images of bulldogs on vehicles and painted ceramic bulldogs in front lawns and etc. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
When I heard about the excitement of just the team beginning practice I knew this had to be a big deal. I guess it is. And there is also excitement over a professional football team that is down here as well. In fact, there is a professional team for many major sports and even a few that cause us to scratch our heads. And we love it. We develop loyalties and go to games and buy all kinds of “brand” items for whatever our favorite team and sport happen to be.
Have you noticed the enthusiasm that fans have? That was what grabbed my attention when I heard them talking about the Georgia Bulldog football team starting practice. They were so enthusiastic.
And then I thought about enthusiasm from another perspective. Enthusiasm for Christ and the things of the Lord. We have all heard messages about being enthusiastic for the things of the Lord. So, are we?
There should be some sense of excitement about knowing Christ. And yet it is missing in many believers. They can sing the songs over and over. They read their Bibles and they even go to church semi regularly. But there is no real enthusiasm for Christ. Perhaps they have reached the level of one church in the New Testament that was identified as “lukewarm”—not hot and not cold. God is displeased with being lukewarm.
Notice Rev. 3:14-22.God is displeased with being comfortable and complacent in your Christianity. Lukewarmness suggests growing complacent and comfortable and stands in contrast to spiritual passion— having a strong, passionate faith.
Are you lukewarm? Are you passionate about Christ? Are you as enthusiastic about your faith as many are for their Georgia Bulldogs?
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