Jesus said in John 6:63 it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. It is as Jesus is saying that we cannot receive life from just educating ourselves in reading the Word of God without the Spirit of God bringing it to life in us. We only see ourselves in a reflection of who God has made us as James 1:23-24 tells us we are like a man who looks in a mirror and as soon as he walks away forgets what he looks like or what kind of man that he was.
John 6:63; James 1:23-24; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18; Romans 12:9-13; Romans12:1-3; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 5:19-21; Galatians 5:22-26; Galatians 5:16; Hebrews. 12:2; Habakkuk 2:1-2