Revelation 3:19 (NLT)
19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.

In the revelation to John, John is instructed to write a letter to the church of Laodicea. In the letter the church is told their actions are neither hot nor cold. At times they do good works and at other times they slip into sin. They believed they had everything they needed spiritually, yet they were being warned they were blind and poor as far as their relationship with God. The message to them was God corrects those He loves and they needed to turn away from their indifference to God�s prompting and focus instead on what they should be doing.

Jack Abramoff, once a powerful lobbyist, pleaded guilty to fraud tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Standing before U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle in Washington, Abramoff looked sheepish and sad. "Your Honor, words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused," he said softly. "All of my remaining days, I will feel tremendous sadness and regret for my conduct and for what I have done. I only hope that I can merit forgiveness from the Almighty and from those I have wronged or caused to suffer."(1) Later Abramoff also said, �I had lost a sense of proportion and judgment. God sent me 1,000 hints that He didn�t want me to keep doing what I was doing. But I didn�t listen, so He set off a nuclear bomb.�

Has God given you hints that have ignored? Don�t be indifferent towards God instead be diligent and seek His corrective, loving words of discipline.

(1) Washington Post, by Susan Schmidt and James V. Grimaldi Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, January 4, 2006