The characteristics of lukewarmness

2 Chronicles 16

Its Characteristics:

1. Forgetfulness of God’s previous help.

2. Reliance on shrewd strategy when in distress.

3. Rejection of reproof in correction.

How we should respond to criticism:
a. Do not be surprised.
b. Listen attentively — don’t interrupt.
c. Weigh carefully what is said in the light of Scripture.
d. If in doubt about the correction, ask others close to you.
e. Don’t bear a grudge against those who rebuke you.

4. Stubbornness and rebellion.