13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/ecc.12.13.KJV
Solomon wrote this and even he didn’t follow his own wisdom. We should do this, especially those who are in the church and have given our lives to Jesus…but most of the time we don’t. We listen to a sermon, we hear the words and the wisdom of it and yet we don’t take it to heart. “Good sermon, preacher!” is our normal reply after the sermon but thirty minutes later we couldn’t tell you what the sermon was about. Why?
Because we are not listening with our Spirit and our spiritual ears. The wisdom from the sermon or even the words that we are reading from the Bible are being seen by our eyes but they aren’t comprehended spiritually by our heart and our minds. In the words of Jesus “we are hearing without understanding“. This is a BIG problem in the church today because even though we claim to be Christians, and we may be, we aren’t learning and maturing as Christians.
It’s like we got a present from God, our salvation, and then we sat down with it and never opened it or used it the way we were supposed to. Even after years of being Christians we are still “babes in Christ” and that is not how we should be! Once you have your salvation you should learn about Jesus and grow in your salvation so that you can tell others about Him and what He has done for you and for them. Jesus came here to die for our debt of sin to be paid in full and make our heart clean from the stains of sin.