Is Jesus Christ Your Center? August 4, 2015Posted by stevekerp in Uncategorized.
“Christian” is not simply a cultural term. It isn’t just shorthand for what one does on Sunday morning, or even what one “believes” about God, the Bible, or appropriate ethical behavior. Rather, “Christian” properly denotes the center and focus of one’s life.
If the most important thing to you – the thing you think of, spend time and money on, and plan around – is your career, you aren’t properly a Christian. You are a “careerist” or something similar.
One might protest, but don’t protest to me. Jesus said (Matthew 10:37) that if ANYTHING is more important to you that Him, you are not worthy of Him. Have you lost your “first love”? Are you “mostly” committed to Jesus?
More deceptively, have you confused love for Jesus with love for Church, or love for Bible Study, or love for emotional religious experiences, or anything else? Do you hope you have “enough Jesus” to stay out of hell? Or are you so passionately in love with Him that nothing else really matters?