(Pro 3:1 KJV) My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
We “forget” (7911) the things we do not practice. Years ago our family got involved in square dancing. It seemed a strange thing to do but we all went weekly for lessons and kept at it until we graduated. This was a real miracle because my family is not known for their sense of rhythm. It goes to show that if you pay attention you can have victory even in your areas of weakness.
Then a strange malady struck. My wife started coming up with excuses to not go to the weekly meetings of the club. What had been a lot of fun as a family activity became a partial family activity. It soon became clear that she was losing the feel for square dancing. Many of the moves are conditioned in so that you respond automatically. It goes fast enough that if you have to stop and think then you mess up. Messing up is expected for new learners. The experienced dancers took it in stride but when someone does not keep up their skills it soon becomes apparent and all they do is mess it up for the other seven people in the square.
So? One reason for us to keep up our spiritual skills is so that we don’t mess it up for others. God is patient and forgiving but the people around you may not be strong enough to stumble because you did.