"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
The is a symbiotic relationship between time and learning. There are things that I can bear to hear now that I was unable to when I was younger. There is something about maturity and the learning process - truth must build on truth.. you must learn to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run. As it is in the natural it is so in the spiritual as well.
I wonder what truth Jesus wanted to teach them that they could not bear? Could it be that some of that truth is revealed in the writings of the apostles? Or is it the simple truth that the Holy Spirit reveals to us each in our daily lives as we seek God? Either way, as Jesus tells us in this passage, the truth that the Spirit reveals will always glorify and honor him.
Teach me Lord for I am in need of truth today.