Life is a test. As with any exam, we can either study and actually know the information and then be able to apply the information in our life. This is actually the purpose of school and exams. However, there are those that prefer to cram for the exam and although they may pass the test, the information quickly fades and they never benefit from retaining the knowledge.
Lord, help me to study and apply so that I may benefit from what You have taught me.