(“walking the middle of the road,” or “straddling the fence”)

Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me. . . .”

Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm . . . I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and . . . soul, and with all thy might.”

10:12 “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. . . .”

11:13-17 “ And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.”

13:1-3 “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” (. . . or not!)

32:15 As Jeshurun, who “lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.”