You Make Me Want To Vomit


Albert Einstein once said: The world is a dangerous place.  Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.   I think he painted a picture of complacency with this statement.   We get satisfied with the way things are & instead of stepping out in courage to make a difference – we excuse our mistakes & refuse to retake the future.

I’ve found that complacency in any form is dangerous; in your marriage & family, in your finances or job, and in the church.

In the book of Revelation – God directed John to write letters to various churches help them realize their true condition & to the Church in Laodicea he wrote   “I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking.  You’re not cold, you’re not hot – far better to be either cold or hot!  You’re stale.  You’re stagnant.  You make me want to vomit.”  Rev. 3:15 Msg

To this Church God basically said – you’re lukewarm (complacent) … & that makes me sick.  I wonder if God feels the same way when those of who claim to be Christ followers treat our marriage, family or work in similar fashion?

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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