When we say we need “deeper teaching” of the Word, we really are copping out of simple application of what we already know!
We all hide. In fact, sometimes it is a very healthy and necessary thing to hide. Other times, it is lethal to our soul and wellbeing. Some familiar things I use to hide from you and others are facility with theological lingo, use of “christianese” and employment of holy-looking activity.
It is much easier to look at a passage of scripture and tear apart Greek words than it is to read a chapter in plain English. The latter means I simply listen. I easily hide behind knowledge. I cloak myself with the theoretical and philosophical noise, drowning out clarity. It is a comfort compared to the medicinal sting of practical spiritual application and wisdom. I truly loathe that I can default to this when I wish to.
What do you hide behind?