If you hope to gain an understanding of Jesus Christ and the purpose of the Savior's life, death, and resurrection, it will be necessary to approach the Lord in a spirit of humility. You know, an attitude that is opposite of how many religious leaders in Christ's day approached the Messiah. Their hearts were full of pride, and they often tried to prod the Lord into saying something erroneous.
But no matter how hard they pressed, those religious leaders always came out on the short end of the stick. They never succeeded in getting the Lord to contradict Scripture. In fact, Jesus responded to their insincere comments and questions with far more wisdom than they were capable of grasping due to their dark hearts and evil intentions. And so those religious "big wigs" were typically left with their mouths hanging open as they stood there dumbfounded.