Preached on Sunday the 22nd of January, 2023.
We all know that biological vital signs such as blood pressure levels help us to know when something is wrong with a person. It tells the difference between health and illness, between life and death. The Scriptures give us vital signs for true spiritual life, such as in this passage. We must pay serious attention to these signs for they may indicate that we are in great spiritual danger. The worst thing for a person with unhealthy vital signs is to do nothing about it. So also for the person who knows they are not spiritually alive to God and yet continues on the way towards death. May God help us all to pay close attention to the state of our souls!