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Walking in Truth

by Larry Miles

One of the ways the life of a Chrisitian is portrayed in the New Testament is that of a “walk.” We read about this in Eph. 5:2 and Eph. 5:8. We know that physically the way we walk, and the speed of our walk is dfferent with almost each individual. This can be illustrated by the “marathon” concept. We have in Louisville what is called the “Mini-Marathon.” Many are entered and while only one person wins the race, all who finish receive some recognition. Some are fast runners, slow runners, fast walkers. Some are on crutches, some in wheel chairs, but their goal is to finish.

So it is with the believer. All of us who are in Christ , grow in Him at different levels. Walking denotes making progress. So, if we are striiving to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus,” we are on the right path.

However, we must be “walking in the truth.” This phrase is used on numerous times in the New Testament. In John’s  2 short epistles, 2nd & 3rd John, we find John commending the receipients of the books. In 2 John 4 and 3 John 3-4 “walking in the truth” is mentioned.

We want to be pleasing to our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus in every possible way. Thus, we must be following the teaching in the New Testament that show us how to live for Him who died for us.

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33