walking in the truth

2 John 4 (ESV)

4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

What does it mean to be found walking in the truth?

Is it related to Psalm 1 where it says “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked”?

I dare say it is.

Interestingly, Jesus himself said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).

A bold statement excluding all other faiths and beliefs.

Therefore, to seek God through other religions is blasphemy. For to do so denies the significance and indeed requirement of Jesus’ death on the cross.

If Jesus is not the only way then it makes a mockery of His sacrifice. His crucifixion becomes little more than an interesting, albeit altruistic, footnote in history.

To me then, this is the truth: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

And to walk in this truth is to practice it daily like the psalmist (above). Listening to and meditating on and obeying God’s word.

An active, energetic, forward moving expression of faith in God’s gracious love for us.


prayer : help me to walk in the truth day-by-day

action : continue daily quiet times

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