“No one grows into Christlikeness without learning about it—what Christlikeness looks like, how they should cultivate it, why it’s necessary, where it leads, and more. No one experiences the sweetness of growing closer to and more like Christ unless he or she is first introduced to such things. Edwards is concise and clear: “He cannot have a taste of the sweetness and divine excellency of such and such things contained in divinity, unless he first have a notion that there are such and such things.”[ 5]”
from “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life” by Donald S. Whitney, J. I. Packer
Jesus said to love the Lord with all your mind.
“One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘H EAR, O I SRAEL! T HE LORD OUR G OD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR G OD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this, ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
Mark 12:28-31 NASB