Have you ever went to a friends house and knocked on the door and no one answered? They knew you were coming, but it appears as if no one is home. You peak in the windows and listen at the door, and it seems as if someone is there, but no one is coming to open up. That is how Jesus feels when he is knocking on the door of our heart. He is asking “Is anyone there?”
“See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me.”
Beware of your temperature
John is writing to the church in Laodecia. This was a city that had everything going for it. It was wealthy and independent, and this caused the people in the church to get a little lazy with their walk with Jesus. Jesus called them lukewarm, and he wished they were either hot or cold.
Lukewarm is Useless
Lukewarm isn’t good for anything. If you drink something that is lukewarm, you want to spit it out. Get into a spa with lukewarm water, and you want to get out. When our faith is lukewarm it works the same way; it’s useless. It is also a sign of spiritual indifference and laziness.
God wants our hearts to be on fire for him. He stands at the door of our heart and knocks so that he can come in and light the fire. If we are too busy or lazy to serve Christ the fire in our lives will slowly go out. Don’t get caught in the lukewarm zone in your faith. Keep that fire for Christ lit and burning bright.