Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Biblios Hokku – 2 John

We saw recently how 1 John was written in an effort to combat the Gnostic doctrines that Jesus only appeared to suffer and die.  Well, it was so much a problem, that John had to write a second letter on the issue.

2 John is the shortest book in the New Testament, only 13 verses.  But what verses they are!

Before addressing the heresy – again, John sends a message of love to the readers.

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 4-6

That’s four “commands”, and three “loves”, in three verses.

The secret of love?
Walk after His commandments,
and you shall know Him!

More Biblios Hokku here.

1 comment:

  1. No matter how complicated the rest of life gets, we can always fall back on the simple command to love.


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