Twelve Evidences That We Have Lost Our “First Love” for the Lord

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou has left thy first love” (Rev. 2:4).

1, When my delight in the Lord is no longer as great as my delight in someone else, I have lost my “first love.”

2. When my soul does not long for times of rich fellowship in God’s Word or in prayer, I have lost my “first love.

3. When my thoughts during leisure moments do not reflect upon the Lord, I have lost my “first love.”

4. When I claim to be “only human” and easily give in to those things I know displease the Lord, I have lost my “first love.”

5. When I do not willingly and cheerfully give to Gods work or to the needs of others, I have lost my “first love.”

6. When I cease to treat every Christian brother as I would the Lord, I have lost my “first love.

7. When I view the commands of Christ as restrictions to my happiness rather than expressions of His love, I have lost my “first love.

8. When I inwardly strive for the, acclaim of this world rather than the approval of the Lord, I have lost my “first love.

9. When I fail to make Christ or His Words known because I fear rejection, I have lost my “first love.

10. When I refuse to give up an activity which I know is offending a weaker brother, I have lost my “first love.”

11. When I become complacent to sinful conditions around me, I have lost my “first love.”

12. When I am unable to forgive another for offending me, I have lost my “first love.

 Back to Bulletin Fodder