"' And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. " (Mark 12:30, EMTV)
"Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. " (Revelation 2:4, EMTV)
What is "first love?"
Let's see some examples to explain.
If food is my first love, guess what I'll probably be doing?
If money is my first love, you'll know what I'm doing?
If anger is my first love, then society will suffer from my actions.
If sex is my first love, porn will be paramount importance.
If heroin is my first love, I probably won't live long.
If politics and power are my first love, the country and the world will suffer.
If Jesus Christ is my first love, then I will want to obey. I will want to obey, just because I love Him
and want to please Him. ""If you love Me, keep My commandments. " (John 14:15, EMTV) and "By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, " (1 John 5:2-3, EMTV)
Our actions will determine what our first love is.
If I never or rarely go to church, what does that tell us?
If I never tell my wife that I love her, what does that tell her?
If I never help my wife, what does that say?
If I rarely or never read my Bible, what is wrong?
If I claim to be a Christian but am racist, or fighting, cursing, blaspheming, stealing, ect., can I really be a Christian?