In our Christian tradition those who, under the influence of the Spirit, speak in the name of the Lord, are not mere mouthpieces or passive conduits of the divine message—the message they speak is transformative, not only for those who hear their message, but for the speakers themselves. Thus, those who speak in the Lord’s name speak words of Wisdom. And whereas the path to Wisdom can be enhanced by education and study, the mere acquisition of knowledge is not necessarily Wisdom. For, study and the acquisition of knowledge can remain enclosed in the mind and leave the heart untouched—thereby obstructing the path to true Wisdom. Peter and John, though recognized as uneducated and ordinary men, nevertheless speak words of wisdom (that surprise the elders and scribes) precisely because the apostles have undergone conversion and attained to that purity of heart in which Wisdom is born. Accordingly, we do well to remember this fact and allow it to direct and guide our own reading, lectio, and study. Otherwise, we too will confuse knowledge with Wisdom and perhaps only reinforce pride, arrogance, and vainglory.