The more we understand God’s word, the more praise we give Him. His word shows us how great He is, and how desperately we need Him because of our sin. Our hearts do become more upright, as conforming to His word changes our desires.
Are you depressed, worried, discouraged? Have you thought about spending more time in God’s word as a remedy? Have you had trouble with relationships, particularly with managing conflict and loving others? Consider the bible as a playbook, and think about how hard it is to take the right steps independently.
We can’t grow if we don’t spend consistent time in His word. This is a struggle for many, so ask those closest to you in your church to help. Ask for accountability, and know yourself well enough to recognize the need for help.