"The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly." - Soren Kierkegaard
I, like many, have experienced this in my life. Feigning ignorance at a job so I would be able to pawn the work off on someone else. Pretending I don't know what cycle to set on the washing machine so my sister or mom or dad would do laundry and I could do something more fun. Most of the time, as you mature, you get past those phases. I now have a desire to prove myself at work so I jump in when there's a job to get done. I am now fully able and willing to do my own laundry (although I still don't sort my clothes).
However, people often get stuck in this "phase" when it comes to their relationship with God. I have experienced this and even now I am still guilty of it every once in a while. Oh, we are excellent at justifying our own ignorance. The Bible is full of mysteries. God never meant for us to understand everything. We walk by faith not sight, right?
It's time to grow up. Stop making excuses for your spiritual laziness. Put in the work, because the reward will be way better than the raise you get at your job for your hard work. It will feel better than putting on freshly laundered clothes. You will get to feel the power of the Holy Spirit! You will experience sanctification and you will never be the same. Graduating from "scheming swindler" to disciple was one of the most liberating, important, and gratifying decisions I ever made.
Kierkegaard, one of my favourite philosophers had much to say to God's people. Please read this article in Relevant Magazine for more of his most challenging remarks.