Summary: The most dangerous place on any road is the middle!
*Illus. Donkey straved while deciding about 2 bails of hay
1. Does not refer to those who are openly skeptical. [“scoffers” “fools” (Ps. 14:1)]
2. Nor those who openly confess Christ and live for Him with a whole heart.
There are at least five different kinds of people referred to.
[“halt” (KJV) = to limp]
1- There Are Those Who Attend Church But Are Not Part Of The Church. [convicted- but not convinced; not Born Again- no decision for Christ]
2- Those Who Are Straddling the Fence Between The World And God. [“…you cannot serve two masters…” Lk. 16:13]
3- There Are Those Who Avoid Open Sin But Don’t Serve God Sincerely. [“Good People”]
4- There Are Those Who Try To Marry Grace And Works.
5- Those Who Privately But Not Publicly Confess Christ. [Fear]
1- Offensive to God. [“lukewarm” Rev. 3:15-16]
2- It’s consequences are ruinous.
3- It is infectious. [stumbling block]
1- Worship God. [serve] (Rom. 12:1-2)
3- Publicly Confess Christ. [“whoever confesses…”] Every person is accountable for their choices!!!
4- Do It NOW!!! [“How long?”]
1) The Judge is at the door! [“Remember Lot’s wife”; “…hand to the plow…” (Lk. 9:62)]
2) Every moment you wait will weaken your will.
They were “speechless” because there is no defense for indecision!!!!