Summary: We as christians if we want to go higher in jesus, we got to do Gods Word.
I want to be right
2 Kings 17:28:33-39
 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the Lord.
 They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.  Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the Lord, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;  With whom the Lord had made a covenant, and charged them saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:  But the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.  And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.  And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.  But the Lord your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
If you want to be distressed, look within.
If you want to be defeated, look around.
If you want to be dismayed, look before.
If you want to be delivered, look to Christ.
V.33 They feared the Lord, and served their own gods? The gods of there captures there bodies were free….but their minds were still in bondage. They say their saved, but they don’t fear the lord…they say they serve The one true and living God……but they don’t follow His commandment, they don’t do what He says……I’m saved, but I’m living with Sally….I’m anointed, but I go to the clubs every night… I’m fire baptized…..but I don’t have the patience or the compassion to hear what’s going on in your life.
V.34 To call our self saved, but not doing God’s will…..Can that be true? Can we really be children of God, and not do what He say’s? I believe some saint are so hard headed, that they miss there blessing…..take titheing, the Lord commands it, but do we do it? Take forgiveness, is there someone in your past, that for some reason you hold a grudge with? Now the Lord requires obedience to Him if we are to receive His blessing. In Matt. 22:37-40 Jesus say’s
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
And in John 4:24 it say’s
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
a [God is a Spirit] God is a Spirit Being, not the sun, moon, stars; nor an image of wood, stone, or metal; and not beast or man. He is not the air, wind, universal mind, love or some impersonal quality.