Ephesians 4:21

21 I know that you heard about him, and you are in him, so you were taught the truth that is in Jesus.

Ephesians 4:21 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 4:21

If so be that ye have heard him
Not heard him preach, but heard him preached; and that not merely externally, with the outward hearing of the ear; though oftentimes spiritual conviction and illumination, true faith in Christ, real comfort from him, and establishment and assurance of interest in him, come this way, as to these Ephesians, ( Ephesians 1:13 ) but internally, so as to know him, understand his word, and distinguish his voice; so as to approve of him and love him, and believe in him; feel the power of his Gospel, relish his truths, and obey his ordinances, and so bring forth fruit to his glory; as such do, who are quickened by him, whose ears are unstopped, and their hearts opened, and their understandings enlightened; and who have hearing ears, and understanding hearts given them:

and have been taught by him:
not personally, but by his Spirit and ministers; for Christ is not only the subject of the ministry of the word, and whom the Spirit of God teaches and directs souls to for righteousness, pardon, cleansing, and for every supply of grace; but he is the efficient cause of teaching; and there is none who teaches like him: and those who are taught by him, are taught

as the truth is in Jesus;
as the Gospel is in him, as in its original and subject; for he is truth itself, and grace and truth came by him; and as it was preached by him, and so is pure and unmixed.

Ephesians 4:21 In-Context

19 They have lost all feeling of shame, and they use their lives for doing evil. They continually want to do all kinds of evil.
20 But what you learned in Christ was not like this.
21 I know that you heard about him, and you are in him, so you were taught the truth that is in Jesus.
22 You were taught to leave your old self -- to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do.
23 But you were taught to be made new in your hearts,