Scripture is not gentle with those who profess faith but are lukewarm in their thinking and double-minded in their actions. Some of the most pointed indictments come right out of the pages of the Bible, directed at people whose priority in life is not the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Sadly, too many of these descriptions are appropriate for our day.
Jude 1:12 uses terms such as waterless clouds, fruitless trees, twice dead, uprooted. Matthew 23:24 rebukes those remiss in their responsibility to faithfully teach God’s people calling them blind guides. One that caught my attention recently is Hosea 7:8 which identifies those who consider partial obedience as sufficient as cakes not turned.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].