The kind of heart you needSeptember 13, 2019 Save Article
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16
Of all the people who left Egypt with Moses and crossed the wilderness for 40 years, only two of them were permitted by God to enter the Promised Land, and Moses was not one of them! Only Joshua and Caleb out of that group entered the land.
Joshua chapter 14 tells us something that’s a key to Caleb, the Hebrew hero in battle. Three times the Holy Spirit says Caleb “wholly followed the Lord God” (vv. 8, 9, 14). Every ounce of Caleb was given to the Lord.
This is the kind of heart you and I should have if we call ourselves Christians. If you’re fainthearted, the devil is going to intimidate you. And there’s only one way to stand against the devil. That is to give everything to Jesus Christ. Indeed, God does not accept half-hearted religion.
It would be better for you to say “There is no God” than say He doesn’t mean that much to you, that He doesn’t make a difference in your life, that He doesn’t stir your heart to love Him.
God is looking for wholeheartedness. "With my whole heart have I sought Thee." (Psalm 119:10) Can you say this to the Lord today?