Are you looking to Jesus for the benefits of salvation, rather than looking to him for himself?
In life, our relationships are dysfunctional and fragile if they are solely based on what somebody does for us, or gives us. For similar reasons, the religion of many is weak because they rest on what they get in their relationship to Christ, rather than leaning wholly on the Lord Jesus himself.
Those who are brought to rest alone upon Christ discover the safety and sweetness of a Christ-centred religion. It was this religion which Bonar so earnestly sought for his readers, and his whole aim in this little book is to encourage you to look beyond the benefits of salvation to the Saviour himself.