I was thinking of the religious leadership of Jesus’ day — how incredibly scholarly they were and how empty they were spiritually. Then someone gave me a great quote that fit them well:
They could dig down deeper and come up drier than anyone else.
There, except for the grace of God, go I.
It’s a constant challenge for us to maintain a spiritual depth that is rooted in God’s presence in our life. Such does not come from mere study, but from deep and meaningful fellowship with God through worship and prayer.