“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit- just as it has taught you, remain in him.”
1 John 2:27
Certainly the thriving believer is one that is always learning, and willingly being taught, right? John cautions that we continually learn from God. Man’s opinion does not help us to grow continually – but God’s Word does, and God’s Word teaches about all things.
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.”
1 John 20
We are chosen, not by our own means, but by the Holy One, to seek and know truth. We are to encourage and spur one another on to seeking, living, and remaining in truth. This scripture follows John’s warning about those who left the group of believers he is addressing – be watchful and mindful of why people leave, respectfully question whether they are pursuing truth.