I could sit for hours and discuss theology and world religions with some people – in all actuality, probably not because I am an active person – but I do love to talk and sometimes debate about these things. I like to discuss doctrine and church practices. I love to discuss the Bible.
But what does any of that matter if I do not love Christ? And sure we can all (as Christians) say that we love Christ, but what I mean is this, are we in love with Him? Is He all that we desire, is He all that we treasure? Do we long to spend time with Him? Do we place Him above everything else – yes everything else? Do we put Him above our job, our schoolwork, or even our other personal relationships (with family, girlfriend / boyfriend, etc.)?
The fact of the matter is that we can discuss doctrine and theology and the Bible all day, but if we are not in love with Christ, if He is not our EVERYTHING, then NOTHING else matters.
“You will love to read about what you love. So if you love the Lord Jesus you will want to read the Bible because it is about Him!” – Eric Simmons
Note: I wrote this post for myself as much as for other people.