There are so many variations of coffee these days: espressos, lattes, instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee… the list just goes on and on. You can even have a coffee milkshake.
I like all kinds of coffee but I prefer my coffee in a specific way - steaming hot, allot of milk and not too strong.
There is however one kind of coffee I don’t like at all… lukewarm coffee. I’d rather drink an ice-cold coffee milkshake than a cup of lukewarm coffee.
This made me think about a verse in the Bible:
16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!
This was a letter to the church in Laodicea. God had it against them that they said: ‘We are rich. We have everything we want. We don’t need a thing!’ And the Bible says they actually didn’t realize that they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked.
Lukewarm Christians are people that think they made it on their own, that everything they have achieved, was done by their own strength. They know about God but have the inability to recognize their need for Him.
I want to say metaphorically, God – like me – likes His coffee either steaming hot or an ice-cold coffee milkshake…He can work with “cold people” who at least knows and acknowledge that they are miserable and poor. He loves “hot people”, those who know that true richness can only be found in Him.
But God doesn’t like lukewarm coffee – He spits it out!
What kind of coffee are you?