II John

II John: 4-6 Walking According To Truth And Love.

John “rejoiced greatly” that there were children “walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father” (v. 4 Cf. III Jn. 3-4; I Th. 2:19-20). Again he addresses the main recipient here as ‘lady’, whom he has already qualified as the ‘Elect lady’. Here he pleads with her that they follow the commandment to love one another (v. 5 Cf. I Jn. 3:11; 4:7, 11; Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12, 17). “This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it” (v. 6 Cf. Jn. 14:15 Cf. I Jn. 2:5; 5:3; III Jn. 3; Ps. 26:3; 86:11). Walking according to the truth means living with his commandments in view as the standard. This is also what it means to love one another.

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