James 1:22-25 (ESV)
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
*So many people know the word of God, but do not apply it. Knowledge is only powerful if it's utilized. Otherwise, it becomes stored information that is taking up space. Also, not applying the word effects a person's choices, prolongs your situation, and definitely hinders credibility if a person knows the word yet exudes worldly behaviors. Don't just speak about it or try to use it when it's convenient. Be about it. After all, can a person truly have a relationship with God if they don't apply His word? It's there to establish and grow that relationship, protect you, and guide you. How can you ask God for things if you don't even know or trust what His word says?