2 Chronicles 13-16 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Why does it seem so difficult to follow God? I mean, take Asa for example. He does what is right, he starts a revival, and he gets rid of most of the pagan shrines. Still, near the end of his life he makes a stupid decision, gets rebuked for it, and ends his life angry and turning away from the Lord (at least in part).
Genesis 4:7 teaches us, “You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Once you let sin in it has the ability to overtake you. James 1:14-15 says, “Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”
So, what do we do? One very important thing that we can do is study and memorize the Word. Psalm 119:11 states, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Staying in the Word of God can help us to follow Him, and keep sin from gaining a foothold in our lives.