Today we see Jesus taking the religious leader out to the “wood shed”. The religious leaders continually try their best to stump Jesus or catch him in a lie until we reach Mark 12:34, When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. In the end, some of the leaders showed they understood the principles, however they missed the final piece of believing that Jesus really was the Messiah. This gives us important insight into understanding the importance of studying God’s word, along with applying what we read to create true relationship with God.