But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. (James 1:22-25 NASB)
The Word is clear and accurate like a mirror. If we ignore it, we are showing God that we believe his Word is clouded and distorted. Just as you understand that the reflection in the mirror is a clear image of yourself, you must understand that the Word is a clear image of actions God wants us as believers to take! We shouldn't glance in the mirror and forget who we are as soon as we walk away!