2 John "In The Truth
The greetings/introductions to each of the New Testament books reveal who Jesus is, His leaders are, and who the church is individually-collective, and this blog series is to help us understand how that allows God’s people to receive revelation into a deeper relational existence than they had prior to knowing this amazing map of our journey that He has given to us.
The greeting of the letter titled 2 John is, “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; For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 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.”
The first statement that I will mention today is, “I love in the truth” To love in the truth is to love in the Lord Jesus Christ. This positional love is greater than any other love that is possible; because Jesus is the only truth that has entered into the world and His love is the only love that exists. All other forms of love outside of God and Jesus are only lusts and self-seeking.
The second phrase that I will discuss today is, “all they that have known the truth” The only way anyone can love in the truth is to “know” the truth, and this is to be in the most intimate relationship that exists where there is no division between the one and the other, but they are joined like no other beings can possibly experience.
The last phrase I will discuss today is, “which dwelleth in us,” which reiterates the phrase above in a clearer way of saying it.
God has this incredible map for His people, and He shares it with them as He knows they can receive it. Continue following the series and find out how amazing the journey can be.
Tomorrow’s blog is 3 John which states, “my children walk in truth.”