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The Passion of the Truth (Larry Miles)


Larry Miles

     larrydec26The word “truth” is one of the Apostle John’s favorite words. It is used 27 times in the Gospel of John; 10 times in I John; 5 times in II John and 5 times in III John.

John had a passion for the truth. The word “passion” simply refers to strong feelings or emotions. He had a passion or great love for truth.  Of course, this was transferred to those who loved truth as he did. He loved the truth and hated every false way (Psalm 119:138). He loved those who loved truth and hated those who didn’t (Psalm 139:21-22).

In II John we have the account of the “Elect Lady.” This is either referring to an individual or to the Church. It is my view that it is an individual or it could refer to both.

John had a great love for this sister and her children because they loved the truth as he did. He loved them because of the common love they shared.

We must love the truth of the Scriptures. We must, as God told Joshua back in Joshua 1, not only read the Word of God, but study it, meditate upon it, and live in it and be able to share it with others. Let’s make it a practice to regularly read and study God’s Word.
May 2013 (Vol. 3 # 5) Words In Season E-Magazine

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John 10:10