Understanding God’s word is so important. It helps us to separate our perspective from the spiritual perspective. We don’t just want to base our Christian living from our own worldly understanding, but we want to receive of the knowledge of God.
The bible says in Proverbs 19:2 “…it is not good for a person to be without knowledge…” And what is knowledge? The definition of knowledge is facts, information, and skills that’s gained through experience. But this definition is based on our minds interpretation; but God moves through our heart. What the bible refers to as knowledge is the combination of wisdom and instruction that is revealed through the heart by the spirit.
We must remember that our heart is a vessel and it receives whatever we feed it. In the world we listen with our ears and that information is acceptable by our heart which brings on the issues of life (if we allow our heart to be governed by a mental state that is further governed by the information interpreted by our senses). And our mouth speaks from the heart. Jesus said “…what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart…” Matthew 15:18 ESV
But in the spirit, we listen with our heart. And our heart, which is the home of the holy spirit (if we accept the Lord as our personal savior), creates in us a clean heart that is governed by the Spirit of God. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10 KJV