2 John 1:1-4

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1 The elder, 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.  NIV

1 The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, 2 because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you F1 from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.  NKJV

9 responses to “2 John 1:1-4

  1. Because we have accepted Christ to be our Saviour we have access to God through Christ and we know the truth which is in us and will be with us forever. And because of the truth grace,mercy, and peace from God and Christ will always be with us forever too. And John is saying that he rejoices seeing God’s children walking in the truth as God commanded us to do.

  2. This message is from “the elder”, John, writing to an unnamed woman, who is herself a Christian. He says that he loves her in the Lord, and that “all those who have known the truth”, in other words other Christians love her, too, as we are commanded to love the brethren. We should also wish grace, mercy, and peace on those around us, on our fellow Christians. He rejoices greatly that some of her children have come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    As a parent, I cannot think of anything I wish more for my children than for them to have a real and personal relationship with Jesus. I cannot imagine going through this life without the never-ending promise from God that He will walk with us, that He will never leave us or forsake us.
    Deuteronomy 31:8 says “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed”
    Thanks for all of your prayers during this time…I know truly that the Lord was with us, that He has NEVER failed us, that we need not fear, even in this new adjustment period. I ask for grace, mercy, and peace for each one of you….

  3. christ will never leave us or forsake us…he’s always with us in time of need or jus bcuz….when ur walking in christ there is a love that he gives that no on e could ever come close too….a love that is everlasting and pure

  4. Because we know the truth of jesus christ in our we have all these things. Gods grace will be with us forever, john is happy when we follow his commands and walking in truth.

  5. because we have God we have constant contact with God and with Jesus through His grace and mercy and we have Jesus through truth and love…so not only do we have the Holy Spirit but we also have The Father and The Son no matter where we are nopt necesarrily physically but through the way we and others act…so even though you cant always see God, He is always around us

  6. This scripture was really interesting to me for two reasons. Number one, when John is writting this in verse 3 he states grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ…I wonder why not from the Holy Spirit as well? I’m going to do some research on it but if anybody has any ideas let me know. The second thing I found really odd was the big difference between the KJV and the NIV in verse 1. The whole second part of the verse was left out…again I’m going to look into it but if anybody is smarter than the average bear give me a holla

  7. Esther Great insight and explanation..i just want to tag onto one thing in verse 4…John finds joy that SOME of her children our walking in the faith…Anything jump out to you…Here you have a godly woman who is serving Christ and is raising her family in Christian home but some of them stay the course and others fall away…I want this to be a warning to some of you, your parent’s faith will not save you, it will not keep you on the path to God…John recognized that those Children took their momma’s faith and made it their own…they took what they were taught and built on it…My big point is this…your parent’s relationship will not get you to the place your parents are going…it has to be your owns, it has to be your desire to grow…and before I click reply I am going to make sure I am right….I was right…Some examples of families who had children didnt follow God were Adam and Eve’s son Cain and Abraham and Sarah’s son Ismael…

  8. The NIV has its strengths and weaknesses. It is good in that it has simple language and can be easier to understand. It is weak in that it takes too many liberties with passages that the translators felt were non essential. In this case, the NIV leaves out part of the greeting that is difficult to apply but appears in multiple manuscripts in different languages.

    Amy, I am not smarter that most people, but what I found when I studied was that John was battling a heretical doctrine that was becoming popular and that was attacking the deity of Christ. Here, he is affirming the lineage and equality of Christ and refuting the false doctrine. The Holy Spirit was not yet under attack and thus no defense was necessary. (PS. JG is amazing)

    OK. For the last verse, I will issue a challenge. ANyone who is serious about studying, post back to me on this. This verse is an example of “discriminating grace”. What does that mean? Commentators say that Adam had Cain, Abraham had Ishmael, and Isaac had Esau. How does this apply to the doctrine? IT’s deep. You have to “taste and see”.

  9. This is an example of how some receive the calling of the Holy Spirit to repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ, but some do not. Even from the same family, even raised the same way, some children had a relationship with the Lord, and some did not. These examples of Cain, Ishmael, and Esau were all men who did not have the relationship with the Lord that one might expect them to have based on who their parents were.

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