3 Jno. 1-4

John’s Third Epistle

3 Jno. 1-4


That All May Go Well


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[a] 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. – 3 Jno. 1-4

John’s third letter contains the repeated themes and tone from the first two epistles. Concern for truth and expressions of affection for his brethren.

His love for the recipients is seen immediately in his desire that all may go well with them, especially their spiritual health.

John was always rejoicing when he heard of Christians who were not flirting with error or deceived by it, but instead – they were walking in the truth. He had no greater joy, than “to hear that” his brothers and sisters were “walking in the truth.”

How thankful we should be, that we can open the Bible and know the truth. Then we can let that truth from God work in our lives, “walking in the truth.”

Likewise, we should rejoice every time we hear of Christians walking in the truth.

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