- “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
- “If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.”
- Leaders are in the frontline engaged in spiritual battle. Satan predominantly targets them because they are a greater threat to the kingdom of darkness.
- Leaders may think they are God’s favoured ones as they have achieved so much for His glory. They may have brought many to Christ or built a big church or organisation. So, with these feathers in their cap, it would seem that God would logically not reject them on judgment day.
- What truly matters in the end is not necessarily how many followers we have, the size of our church or how stupendous our ability to bring about miracles but how faithful we have been in discharging our God-given calling and utilising our talents.
- Overfamiliarity with scriptures may breed complacency. Head knowledge may substitute a vibrant and intimate relationship with Christ.
- Popularity and power, which are worn like medals, may breed pride. An inner circle of believers may feed their egos and tell them they can do no wrong: God’s “anointed ones” cannot be touched.
- Performance culture and busyness may mean that some leaders are so preoccupied that their devotional life falters. While cultivating the vineyards of others, they may be neglecting their own. Burnout may lead to sexual temptations and moral failures.
Nothing is pre-determined or “automatic” in the Christian life. We have to be faithful and endure till the end. We have to really examine ourselves to see whether our lives are befitting of our status as His chosen ones.
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