2 John

2 John

2 John

1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought , but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth , and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full . 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

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  1. Do you love God? In today’s passage we read of John sharing a letter to a beloved friend in Christ. He writes that we should follow God’s commandments if we Love God! Do you love God? Do you follow his commandments? Some say Jesus came to do away with the commandments and that we ONLY live under grace now. That is only partially true. Christ himself said that he did not come to do away with the commandments but rather that he came to fulfill the commandments. We should strive daily to live a life that is right according to God’s standard. I want to be very clear WE CAN NOT LIVE PERFECT LIVES, but we should strive to do so. When ever we fail in this we should be looking to God for forgiveness. We should be asking God to put us back on that right path and keep our feet on that path. We can be guided by his Word (the Bible) and by his still small voice, and speak to him via prayer. Not only when we want something, God is not a vending machine, he is God! We should go to him for things we need but we should also go to him with a thankful heart about the things he already supplied us. God is good he does so much for his believers yet we often times don’t show him the love that he shows us! Jesus died on the cross for your sins and mine. We look to God to supply our NEEDS. Every perfect gift we have is directly from God. Take time to thank him today.

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