The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
—2 John 1-6
by: Margaret Taylor.
John declares in this passage that the Truth has taken up permanent residence in the believer. 1 John 5:6 identifies the Holy Spirit as Truth. Jesus called himself the Truth and has commanded that we abide in him.
Truth is uncompromisingly revealing. It can be very comforting and reassuring, or it can be brutally and painfully humiliating. Paul pleads with the believers to be transformed (not redecorated, but totally gutted and remodeled) by the renewing of their minds to have the same mind which is in Christ Jesus.
Lord, grant us the grace and courage to receive and live in your truth.