5 Reasons Why We Don’t Obey God’s Word (James Two Verses at a Time x2)
One of the biggest challenges as a parent is training your child to listen and then obey what you have asked him to do. Sometimes the child doesn’t obey because he doesn’t listen. Another child doesn’t obey because she forgot what you said as soon as she turned around. While still another child just doesn’t obey because he didn’t want to. In James 1: 22-25, it talks about this very thing-listening to God’s word and then doing or not doing what it says.
“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”
Even as an adult, I wish I did a better job of obeying what I have heard from God’s word. I have been thinking about why I have so much trouble doing that. Here are 5 reasons that I have come up with.