Love in Truth




The Elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1-2)

1. Apostle John loved Gaius in truth.
- He loved him sincerely, for Christ's sake.
- He loved him truthfully and honestly,in God's truth.
Church leaders and members should do likewise. We must love our brethren. We must love them with the right motive, right belief, right manner, right speech and right action. We must love just as the Lord loves us.

2. Apostle John prayed for Gaius.
- He prayed that he may prosper in all things.
- He prayed that he may be in health.
Church leaders and members should do likewise. We must pray for our brethren. We must pray for their health and well being. We must pray for their station, position, and role in life. their undertakings, their visions, missions, and objectives, their future etc.

3. Apostle John praised Gaius for the prosperity of the soul.
- Here lie the priority and centrality of the Christian life.
- Only when the soul is willing to assume a humble position that the Spirit can manage the whole man.
- Only when the soul is first prospered then the material and bodily needs can be better taken care of.
Church leaders and members should do likewise. We must pray for our brethren. We must pray for their salvation, their protection, their spiritual growth and maturity. This then is loving our brethren in truth.
 

Seeking God's Help




I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:5-6)

  • I called on the LORD in distress. The Psalmist told us to pray to God for help and guidance when we are in distress. We are not told to bury ourselves in our work. We are not told to hurt ourselves more by disputing, complaining, grumbling, questioning, or whining. We are not told to indulge ourselves on food, drink, pleasure shopping, or a whole lot of entertainments around. We are told to seek God’s help and not to depend on human solutions and worldly wisdom.

  • The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. God hears prayers and He answers them. He will respond in a way that is best for us. He will rescue us and brought us out into a broad place. Always have faith with God; all our problems will be solved.

  • The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? God is our Shield. God is our Safety. God is our Refuge, God is our Strong Tower. God is our Fortress. He is our Father. God is our Creator. God is our Provider. God is our Sustainer. God is our Helper. God is our Guide. God is our Victory! If God is for us, who can be against us? Who else shall I fear? What can man do to me? I would rather dwell in the house of the LORD, gaze upon His beauty and seek Him. This is all I want!