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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
2 John 1:6
And this is love; that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
John the Apostle, John the Beloved, and John the Evangelist are most likely one and the same. And whatever title you want to give him, he wrote this short letter to an unnamed woman. Whoever this lady was, she happened to be a church leader and John reminded her that the true mark of Christianity is LOVE. Love is the motivation for our obedience to Jesus, and the obedience he speaks of here is to walk in LOVE.
There is NO New News! With God there is only “Good News,” and that is that He loves us. And people will know that we are His followers because We LOVE People (All People) too. You can list All of the RULES, All of the DOCTRINES … AND … All of the HOUSE BELIEFS of a certain church or organization that you want. However, if LOVE isn’t the transcending mandate … You’ve got NOTHING! Jesus talked LOVE. St. Paul talked LOVE. St. Peter talked LOVE. And now here, nearly at the end of the Bible, John the EVANGELIST writes a 13 verse letter to an unnamed Church Lady and says, “Keep On Loving … SERIOUSLY!”
I get it! You’re pretty much saying, “Whatever rules you think you need … Make sure you remember that LOVE is what this life called Christianity is all about. So, Just … “Keep on Loving … SERIOUSLY!” Amen
PS. I get it.