The doorstep to the temple ….

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. He cannot learn aright who has not first been taught that he knows nothing. It is a good thing for a man to feel that he is only beginning to learn, and to be willing to submit his heart to the teachings of God’s Spirit, that he may be guided in everything by Him. The prayer of the quickened soul is, “Teach Thou me.” We become as little children when God begins to deal with us.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

Without Christ you are like …

“Without Christ you are like a sheep without its shepherd; like a tree without water at its roots; like a sere leaf in the tempest not bound to the tree of life. With your whole heart seek Him, and He will be found by you: only give yourself thoroughly up to the search, and truly, you will yet discover Him to your joy and gladness.”
– Charles Spurgeon

He[Christ] knew by His omniscience …

“He[Christ] knew by His omniscience what was the most instructive way of teaching, and by turning at once to Moses and the prophets, He showed us that the surest road to wisdom is not speculation, reasoning, or reading human books, but meditation upon the Word of God. The readiest way to be spiritually rich in heavenly knowledge is to dig in this mine of diamonds, to gather pearls from this heavenly sea. When Jesus Himself sought to enrich others, He wrought in the quarry of Holy Scripture.”
– Charles Spurgeon