It would seem that Christian commitment, or lack of same, was an issue for Old Humphrey even in his day. Here's what he wrote on the subject in "This World, Or The Next?"
"There are many people in the world who like religion, and who love religion; but then, much as they like and love it, they like and love the world a great deal more. So long as we like and love religion less than the world, we cannot fully enjoy its comforts and consolations.
"There are thousands who would be seekers after the happiness of heaven, if they could do so without foregoing the pleasures of earth. This world first, and heaven after, would do very well; but, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God," is too hard a command for them. For them! -- Ay! it is too hard for any of us, unless God's grace has made it easy.
"Now, how does this matter affect you and me? Are we choosing our own plan, or God's plan? Are we obeying our own will, or God's will? Have we made up our minds, come what will, to run after pleasures of a world which passeth away? Or are we resolved, at all hazards, to seek after the joys of a world that endureth for ever?"