Refusing to listen to God's Word, allowing it to work in us and change us puts us in grave danger. God's people were doing just that: refusing their King who was God and things were looking bad. But God tells us how to approach him, it has to be done his way, by his terms. We can only approach God as he has revealed through his Word, which is by the Lord Jesus. Jesus is the only way we can have peace with God and approach God.