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3 John 1:1-4
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
In John’s second letter, he addressed the problem of people showing hospitality to those they shouldn’t. In this, his third letter, the problem was with people not showing hospitality to those they should. Diotrephes, the church’s dictatorial leader, was excommunicating those that housed John’s messengers. But John had a friend named Gaius who was faithful to the truth, even in the face of persecution. Gaius walked in the truth.
“Walking in the truth!” What a great description of a true believer! Gaius was a man of integrity. When he spoke, his words were accurate. He neither exaggerated the facts nor conveniently left out important information. In business, his actions were honest. He did not cut corners or promise things that could never be delivered. At home he was genuine. His character didn’t change when he interacted with his family. He was a faithful and loving husband.
“Walking in the truth!” What a great description of a true believer! Does it describe you? Are you walking in the truth? It gives God no greater joy than to see that his children are walking in the truth.
- Ask God to show you where you are not walking in the truth.
- Ask God to give you the desire and strength to change direction.
Father, may we be those who live according to your Word, not according to the world. May we be faithful to the truth in every area of our lives, always walking in the truth. For Christ’s sake. Amen.
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