Truth and Love

2 John 3—“Grace, mercy, peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”

Note 2 on truth says: “Truth here denotes the divine reality of the gospel, as defined in note 15, especially concerning the person of Christ, who expressed God and accomplished God’s purpose; love is the believers’ expression in loving one another through receiving and knowing the truth. These two matters are the basic structure of this Epistle. In them grace, mercy, and peace will be with us. The apostle greeted and blessed the believers with grace, mercy, and peace, based on the fact that these two crucial things existed among the believers. When we walk in the truth (v. 4) and love one another (v. 5), we will enjoy the divine grace, mercy, and peace.”

 

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