No Greater Joy
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
[3 John 1:2-3 NKJV]
John’s words here can express no more than the Father’s heart for His children; that they walk in truth. But what does it mean to walk in the truth. Simply and boldly it means to walk in faith and belief just as Jesus did — for He was The Way, The Truth and The Life.
My young grand-daughter here, knows little of these things at her time of life, but we hope and pray that she finds that path. So many do not nowadays, and our society is doubtless the poorer for it. Yet, we should not be judgemental in this regard, for our Lord knows who He has called into His kingdom, and more to the point, the hour of their choosing of Him.
It occurred to me recently that if The Lord had closed the doors to His Heavenly mansion thirty years ago, I would have been most resolutely locked out.
We must daily thank The Lord for His patience and that He has no greater joy than when one that He has been wooing decides to walk in truth.
Christianity makes no allowance for heroic moods. It is easy to feel heroic in an armchair, when everything goes well, but Christianity deals with God’s standard in the common days when you are out of your armchair, and when things are not going well.
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GEORGE and GILL STEWART