So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Working on a church project, I caught myself saying in my head, “Why should I care? Why am I wasting my time and efforts when nobody cares.” I later realized that was the devil’s voice in my head. The devil was tempting me to feel false pride in my church work, while luring me into spiritual apathy. Apathy is basically “I don’t care.” That was the attitude prevalent in the wealthy Christians in Laodicea. Such spiritual apathy is also increasingly manifested in our churches. I noticed that some of the Karens were greatly involved in the church when they first arrived, but they are absent in the church today. They don’t necessarily hate or get mad at anyone in the church. They just simply don’t care. Apathy tends to set in when we are affluent and comfortable, which can lead us to feel self-sufficient, not needing others. We read in Hosea 13:6, “But when you had eaten and were satisfied, you became proud and forgot me.” The quote by Author Bodie Thoene reads, “Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.” Please be careful with spiritual apathy.
God, please help me overcome spiritual apathy with Your power. Please remind me to love You and others. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.