The Passion of the Truth (2 John 1-3)
The word “truth” is one of the Apostle John’s favorite words. It is used 27 times in the Gospel of John; 10 times in I John; 5 times in 2 John and 5 times in 3 John.
John had a passion for the truth. The word “passion” simply refers to string feelings or emotions. John had a passion or great love for truth. Of course, this was transferred to those who loved truth as he did. He loved the truth and hated every false way (Psalm 119:138). He loved those who loved truth and hated those who didn’t (Psalm 139:21-22).
In 2 John we have the account of the “Elect Lady.” This is either referring to an individual or to the Church. It is my view that it is an individual or it could refer to both.
John had a great love or this sister and her children because they loved the truth as he did. He loved them because of the common love they shared.
We must love the truth of the Scriptures. We must, as God told Joshua back in Joshua 1 not only to read the Word of God, but to study it, meditate upon it, and live in it and be able to share it with others. Let’s make it a practice to regularly read and study God’s Word.
-Larry Miles, May 18, 2011