A few years ago my friend Ryan Mullinax relayed a quote he recently heard from a Holocaust Survivor who spoke at the school where he taught and coached.
“The opposite of good is not evil; the opposite of right is not wrong; the opposite of justice is not injustice. The opposite of good, of right, and of justice is INDIFFERENCE.”
Wow! To my mind, that is a powerful thought not only concerning the Holocaust, but in service to God as well. Indifference to the sacrifice of Christ is eternally deadly. Indifference to sin in my life leads to problems. Indifference to the lost leads to lack of action. I could go on. Indifference.
Father, help me to not look on with an attitude of indifference, but to learn the compassionate action displayed by Your Son, my Example and Savior. In Jesus name . . .
Where do you see indifference as a problem?
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Indifference is called lukewarmness by Jesus in the book of Revelation. It is a characteristic of both our modern culture and many in the church.
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Rev. 3:14-22
Great and timely post.
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