Jesus speaking to the Church of Laodicea in the book of Revelation:“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. Because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth” (this is obviously not pleasing to Him).
In Francis Chan’s book “Crazy Love” (in which I highly recommend reading), he describes the “lukewarm” person as someone who loves God, but is only a part of their lives. They give Him a section of their time, their thoughts, but He isn’t allowed to be the Lord of their lives. They don’t love Him with all their hearts, soul and strength.
Jesus says in Matthew 22: “Love the Lord God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”
In Isaiah, 29:13, the Lord God says “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
River Oaks, let’s never be the type of worshippers (or Christians) that honor God with just our lips. Worship Him in the way that truly honors Him, with all of your heart, all of your soul and all of your strength, as Christ has commanded us.