“But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent” (Rev 2:4-5).
Another sign of spiritual negligence, carelessness or apathy is spiritual entropy. This is a process of spiritual deterioration and tendency to disorder. Just like the Ephesian church, many of us are still Christians as such, still in the church, but have fallen from our first love. We’ve not lost all love, but have settled for secondary love. We’ve somehow downgraded our devotion to Christ and the brethren. We still love the Bible, but with a reduced passion. Perhaps we’re afraid of being labeled fanatical. So we’ve “moderated” our affection for Christ and church. So we’ve toned down our Gospel fervour. Beloved, don’t settle for anything less than perfect love! Only perfect love casts out fear (1 Jo 4:18). Whenever you sense fear in your heart, know that you’re sinking below God’s purest love. May Christ’s perfect love expel every trace of fear and disorder from your heart and life.