verse 39: “You diligently study the scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the scriptures that testify about me,“
Jesus could not be more direct in this passage. He is telling his followers John was right. But even more importantly, Jesus reminds them God the Father has been preparing the way for him (Jesus) through the scriptures. They have had the “knowledge”, but not the wisdom.
Having knowledge is good- it is vitally important. But it does not make me wise by any means. Wisdom is being able to integrate and internalize God’s teaching and His will for me. And I do believe God is the only one who can make this way clear for me.
Holy Lord, help me to internalize your Word. I need your help and your light. There is more to discover and learn about your plans for the world, and for me. Help me to be more aware. Amen