In speaking of the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, “He will teach you all things” and “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth” (14:26; 16:13).
While Jesus was here, they followed Him and sat under His teaching in many situations. He instructed them to let His words “abide” in them (15:7). With His departure to be with the Father (13:1; 16:28), He wanted to assure the disciples that they would not be left alone as “orphans” (14:18). In sending the Spirit, the teaching of Jesus continues with the same authority (16:13) and detail (14:26). In addition, the Spirit is not limited to a physical body as Jesus was.
Why have we leaned on the academic teachings of men more than the Holy Spirit? One thing is clear; His presence in us is not governed by our degree of education, social status or possessions we have. I have developed the habit of asking Him to teach me in my quiet time with the Lord each morning. I commend this habit to you.