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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Have you settled in complacency? (Zephaniah 1:12)

Complacency is serious. My brother, my sister, wake up and pray, allowing the Lord to build you up in the areas your a weak. Today, let’s read diverse Bible versions of this verses passage says this:

– At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps AND PUNISH THOSE WHO ARE COMPLACENT, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, ‘The LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.’ (NIV)
– I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners to PUNISH THOSE WHO SIT COMPLACENT IN THEIR SINs. They think the LORD will do nothing to them, either good or bad. (NLT)
– “It will come about at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, ‘The LORD will not do good or evil!’ (NASB)

My friend, this is a serious matter: a stagnant, indifferent, complacent believer is an abomination to Christ. That is why He says He would rather a man be cold, utterly without profession to be a Christian, rather than a man who is medium, lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-17, ‘moderate’ to use a fashionable word.

Today, let’s all reflect on the state of our faith or spiritual life as we understand the real meaning of the word complacency, which is defined as “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.”. The fact is as we can read here, complacency has underlining potential danger, defect or consequences. For us Christians, being settled in complacency leaves us weak for Satan’s evil attacks. as it lowers our determination, our moral values, our personal ambitions, our thinking and of course our relationship with God. Besides, complacency unveils our sense of self-righteousness and ingratitude: some people would seek God day and night when they have a problem to solve and their need is answered, the danger is past or they have what they wanted, they often forget the God who helped them… My friend, today allow me to recall you that God warns us about this: ” then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” (Deuteronomy 6:12).

My friend, as you read this, if you acknowledge you have become complacent in any area of your spiritual journey, return to the Lord (2 Chronicles 7:14). You must overcome complacency with a complete surrenderto the Lord, with praise and thanksgiving and humility. Why is Jesus so strict on this topic, so much that He says: “I know all the things you do; that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, I will spit you out of my mouth!?” (Revelation 3:15-17). Because complacency is ‘robbing’ God, and His church of many energetic and consecrated, sanctified servants, men and women He wants to bless, men and women He wants to use to make His Kingdom come on earth. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.