I. At times in Christian experience, for various reasons, a Christian's zeal for God, His word, His house, His service and His people might wear thin or grow cold. Ministers need to consider that and act accordingly. ISA 50:4.
A. In a culture where sin abounds and temptation is on every side, true love may become cold.
1. Perilous times are not defined by political or economic trouble but by rampant sin.
2. An inordinate affection for the world and the flesh can choke God's word (LUK 8:14) and lure one into abandoning the faithful. 2TI 4:10.