When we listen to God’s commands, when we listen to Jesus’ preaching, we listen not just to the words he used. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand what God intended for us to know… and how God intends for us to live. God knows the human heart better than humans do. God knows that our external behavior flows from our internal thoughts, decisions and feelings. So God wants to change, not only our external appearances, but the interior of our hearts.