Are You All In?
By Christoper Simon
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
~ Revelation 3: 15-16
You cannot be a dabbler or dilettante in religion. Either you are in, or you aren’t. The Bible repeatedly tells us that God requires a complete commitment. The first commandment is essentially a requirement that we acknowledge God and have no other gods before him.
Jesus tells the Pharisee who asks, which is the greatest commandment, that it is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind.” In other words, you have to be fully committed. God is not looking for dabblers or those who are only superficially interested. Your very existence is proof that God is fully committed to you, so you must be committed to Him in return. There are many things in life that you can dabble at, such as hobbies, recreational activities, and perhaps even your studies. But, in commitment to God, you must be completely and wholeheartedly devoted. It’s a bit like falling in love: you become utterly consumed by the thought of your beloved and nothing else matters.
But, how sad it is when your love is not returned. God loves you; God is love itself. So,
we should open
our heart, accept God’s love and love God back with our entire being.