The Bible admonishes us to be “doers of the word, not hearers only”. It goes on to liken the “hear only” to an individual who looks at himself/herself in a mirror, sees flaws, and leaves without making any changes. Most would agree that such behavior is absurd; however, every time we hear a sermon, or read the bible, and refuse to apply it’s truths to our lives; we are, in essence, doing the exact same thing.
Dear church-goer, the preacher can only hold the mirror (The Word of God) in front of you, but you have responsibility, of doing the work, apply the word, and making the necessary adjustments.
The late, Michael Jackson, in his iconic hit, The Man in The Mirror, said, “if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and MAKE THAT CHANGE!”