1 Kings 18:21 – “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
God hates “lukewarmness” (Rev.3:15,16). He desires and warrants our undivided loyalty. The Lord Jesus reminded His disciples that “no man can serve two masters”
(Mt.6:24). Yet the Church is filled with compromising fence-straddlers who are neither “hot nor “cold”; and as a result their testimony is insipid and their “salt” has lost its savor.
One of the problems, of course, is that people are just too busy today to take time out for meditation, study, and prayer. Few have given the Lord their bodies. (Rom. 12:1,2), and most shy away from the rigors of the unfaltering allegiance required by discipleship.
A man writing in The Sunday School Journal tells how he was returning from visiting some friends in Washington one cold night in January when the train on which he was riding stopped suddenly. He finally asked the conductor what was wrong. “A coach is off the track up ahead,” he said. “Come and I’ll show you.” Investigating, they found the car in such a position as to block progress entirely. Turning to the conductor, the man said, “It seems to me the car is not off the track; if it were, we could go on.” “That’s right,” replied the trainman, “the trouble is it’s partly on and partly off.” So, too, those Christians who hinder the work of Christ are not so much the blatant unbelievers, but rather they are unconsecrated Christians who are half-on and half-off the track of serving the Lord.
Casting aside all worldly pursuits that sidetrack our testimony, let us pray with the hymn writer, “Send a great revival in my soul; send a great revival in my soul. Let the Holy Spirit come and take control and send a great revival in my soul!