With most people religion is an important part of their lives. So long as it does not cost too much, so long as it does not interfere with their hobbies and ambitions, they will attend church and give their money regularly. Of course, other things come first; their jobs, their families, their houses, etc. But religion is important. They need it!
But with the true believer
things are far different. To the child of God, his religion is his life. He is
obsessed with the Lord Jesus Christ! Everything else is secondary. The honor of
My friend, to know Christ is to love him. And to love him is to be obsessed with him. Perhaps this comes near to the meaning of our Lord’s words, “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”
Is your heart and life obsessed with Christ? Or is he just another important part of your life? It may be that the state of your everlasting soul will be manifest by an honest answer to those questions. The way to find life is to lose your life in Christ. He will be all in all, or he will be nothing at all.