"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
This point is made because God loves us, and does not want us to stay in the same place, stuck, neutral or 'as is'. He desires us to be who we were designed to be, to reach our full potential, and I'm not talking 'be all you can be' motivational type of thing. I'm talking who we were designed to be, our creators design for us. Why does God want our growth? Because when sin, selfishness and self-importance entered the world in the garden of Eden, our destiny was changed, because we now have to deal with brokenness, of our world, of others and of ourselves. He wants change for us, He wants growth, Why? Because He loves us. God delights in our growth, that fresh understanding that actually changes us, from rebellious teenage like theorists to mature thinkers that act. Doers of the word, not just thinkers on the word.