“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing” (Rev 3:17a).
The major mistakes lukewarm Christians make pertains to their self talk. Firstly, they tell themselves that they are rich. Now, what’s wrong with that? Well, our Lord teaches that it is the poor in spirit who are blessed and who shall inherit the kingdom of God (Mat 5:3). My dear friend, how wealthy are you in the spirit? How loaded is your heavenly investment portfolio (Mat 6:20)? Another mistake the complacent make is to be materialistic. They judge their progress in terms of physical assets than in terms of their spiritual life. Brethren, spiritual things are spiritually discerned (1Cor. 2:14)! Thirdly, they have a false sense of sufficiency. That robs them of an appetite for things divine. Yet the fourth beatitude teaches that it is only those who hunger and thirst for righteousness who shall be filled (Mat 5:6). May such a desperate appetite for the bread of life and the living waters grip our hearts perpetually! May we keep pressing toward the mark of the high calling (Phi 3:14).