We are to serve God, not man.
Things are repeated because repetition is key to learning. Read it again, practice often, reflect always, and discuss daily. Love in everything. It's a progressive development to align ourselves with God.
James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
We must be careful where we focus our thoughts...
1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love.
“And for those who, standing in the love of God, are concerned about the next generation around them, and about their entry into the full vision of the God of love, the call is to make these matters a subject of serious and prolonged discussion and prayer with those who will lead into the future. Talk openly, regularly, honestly, and lovingly.” Dallas Willard “the Great Omission” page 102
Those who follow the bible ought to examine their thoughts, understandings, and beliefs which help form faith. We ought to learn God's will and put it into practice. For most of us this means a progressive change in thought and action. Practicing God's will can teach us about God provided we are honest, open to new information, and willing to be teachable. Assimilation and accommodation of new knowledge begins to occur through our inward parts seeking to understand how new information might fit with or even replace our old information. Inward adjustments must be made. Our beliefs and ideas ought to expand and adjust to fit the world we have yet to understand. When we read a passage from the bible that does not make sense, we are presented with choices of how to respond. We can shake our heads, say "whatever," and move on (not the best choice), we can brainstorm to come up with an answer that fits our maladjusted and inflexible way of living (oh God loves me just the way I am), we can ask someone else for their insight (Someone God serving...), and/or we can look for similar passages/words/topics in different areas of the bible to get a collective understanding and meaning. These are just some examples.
It is necessary to come to an understanding that is true and accurate for our belief and faith to be true and accurate. The evil one lives by lies and deception. We ought to constantly guard ourselves from falsehood. Let us not forget the spirit of truth within us with whom we ought to listen. We are called to seek God by God's spirit within us. We are to align ourselves with God in our hearts and minds. This is an inward experience developed with examination, conversation, study, meditation, prayer, application, reflection and much more.
Solitude, meditation, and reflection are distinctly three different activities that can be used together.
To be mindful and improve our self-awareness we ought to examine ourselves routinely and improve such skills over time. Through regular practice and participation we can increase our inward abilities.
Spiritual participation in biblical principles
Interrelationships/Community growth and development
Biblical research and study
Love and Peace
Our thoughts and hearts ought to always be set toward God who is love and peace. Focusing upon sin, even if we strive to stay away from it, can distract us from seeing God which ought to be our goal. If we guard against sin then sin is what we see. If we seek to grow in God then God is what we see. Continuing in our efforts to increase toward God moves us increasingly away and out of sin.