Can you describe your marriage? Is it red hot, lukewarm, or just plain cold to the touch? Many divorces occur simply because spouses are too busy to pay attention to their love temperatures. The same can be said about our love for the Lord. When was the last time you felt excited to spend time with God? Can you recall a recent time when God did something amazing for you? If you struggle to answer, then you might need to take your temperature and begin rekindling your first love, because scripture tells us Jesus is paying attention.
“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love…I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
(Revelation 2:4 and 3:15-16).
First Love is Not Just About Jesus
That’s sounds so wrong. Isn’t Jesus supposed to be our first love? Yes he is, but not just him and here’s why.