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.
 

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