(NIV) 1 Corinthians 14:15, “I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.”
This scripture, in particular, is covering speaking in tongues and prophesy. But I want to focus on the fact of the depth of these words.
We shouldn’t just go through daily life, not understanding. We shouldn’t repeat prayers we aren’t fully understanding. We shouldn’t worship Christ with songs that we don’t listen to the words.
There is no reason to go through the motions and not understand why we do them. We are accountable for every action we do. God doesn’t want us to use our mouth proclaiming things, but our mind, heart, and sometimes spirit are not even it.
We are told by Christ not to go through the motions for the praises of men, and we certainly can fool Christ. If our heart isn’t in it if we don’t understand what we are doing, but are pretending…
Have you ever caught yourself doing something out of pure routine, but your heart wasn’t it?