All of us professed Christians, if asked – “Would you like to know God better?”, would answer “Yes.”
But what if we were asked a different question? What if we were asked if we are willing to do what it takes to know God better, know His word better, be better prepared to serve Him, be more immersed in worship and service, be more fruitful and productive and effective in serving Him? What if we were asked if we were willing to do what it takes to move ahead in those areas?
I am inclined to think many (including myself at times) would say; “No thanks, I’m good.”
Proverbs speaks to the folly of this false thinking: For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; (Proverbs 1:32)
Don’t turn away from the imperatives (moral commands) of scripture. Don’t be complacent (lazy) in your faith. Remembering that obedience/striving are not what saves you, but they are the evidence of your salvation. If lack of obedience and laziness are the evidence of your walk to know God better, Proverbs says you are in danger of being killed and destroyed.
Don’t be that guy.