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Read Introduction to 3 John

 

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
 
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth
“Walk” is a metaphor for live.  “Walk” has to do with how we conduct our lives.  Those who are mature live in the sphere of the truth (v. 3).  The normal Christian life does not rest blithely in static doctrine.  It lives out the principles of the Word.  Christianity is more than a speculative theory; it is a supernatural life.  Belief always impacts life and applies principles to experience. 
PRINCIPLE: 
There is no greater joy that a mature believer can have than to hear that his disciple is maturing in Christ as well. 
APPLICATION: 
Mature believers have spiritual children.  They are always in the process of developing and helping others grow to be more like the Lord Jesus.  It always rejoices the heart of a mature believer to see one of his disciples go on with the Lord. 
Walking in the truth depends on how well our soul prospers.  Our walk will be right if our heart is right. 
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