Walking in Truth!
Scripture reading for December 20th: 2nd John
What a journey through God’s word we have enjoyed! Only three more letters and we will finish this year’s trip and prepare for another! Our goal has been to find Jesus speaking to us in each book and letter of God’s word. I am amazed at how each time I sit down to read and write, the Holy Spirit opens up some aspect of the passage for me. Here are a few Scriptures that speak to me from this short letter. May they minister to your heart today.
“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.” 2nd John 3 John’s emphasis begins with God’s amazing grace, mercy and peace. These are with us because of God’s love and truth! Revelation of God’s goodness comes through His Word!
“It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love. “ 2nd John 4-6
‘Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.” (2nd John 7) As in John’s day, our world is full of deception. We must walk in love and truth!
“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.” (2nd John 12) Personal interaction is God’s desire with each of His children!
Jesus desired His people walk in love. Love is from God and God is love! He commands His people to walk in love towards each other. It is not just a suggestion. We are also to walk in truth as well. This also is a direct command of the Father. When we walk in truth and love, we bring joy to our parents and spiritual leaders. May you bless those around you with God’s amazing love!