Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.– Colossians 3:2
What you love best reveals what you value most. Sadly some folks have set their affections on the wrong things. One result of this error is stunted spiritual growth. Although saved, they still think and conduct themselves like babes in Christ. Their immaturity then leads to many other problems.
Concerning this matter, J. C. Ryle wrote:
“The man whose soul is growing, takes more interest in spiritual things every year.
He does not neglect his duty in the world. He discharges faithfully, diligently and conscientiously–every relation of life, whether at home or abroad. But the things he loves best, are spiritual things.
The amusements and recreations of the world, have a continually decreasing place in his heart. He does not condemn them as downright sinful–he only feels that they have a constantly diminishing hold on his own affections–and gradually seem smaller and more trifling in his eyes. Spiritual companions, spiritual occupations, spiritual conversation–are of ever-increasing value to him. Would anyone know if he is growing in grace? Then let him look within for increasing spirituality of taste.”