A lack of love for the Lord is a common and serious problem. If any thing needs our full and immediate attention this is it. Observation shows us that there can be no doubt, a great many fail at this. So “How to fix it?” becomes a crucial question. While many things could be mentioned perhaps the first thing we need to realize is that, since Christ is “altogether lovely“, it is always our fault and never His. I mention this because there are a great many who try to justify their failure by blaming someone of wrong doing else–even God.
Regardless of what mysterious miseries trouble us we never have the right to blame God. What he does or doesn’t do never justifies your bitterness toward Him. Although we can rightly attribute our experience to God allowing or causing it we are not at liberty to accuse Him of being unjust, etc. So regardless of what we’re going through, if we lack love for Christ or if it has ceased to grow we have only ourselves to blame. We are guilty of allowing this to happen, regardless of how it happened. The problem must always be attributed to us and it affects us in numerous ways. We ignore it at our own peril.