December 19, 2021
3 JOHN 1
DAY 351: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today, our journey takes us through the entirety of 3 John. This letter is believed to be written by the Apostle John. This letter is addressed to a specific church member, whom John was asking to welcome legitimate missionaries (not false missionaries), as the leader of the church would not welcome them.
Before reading, stop and pray, asking that the Lord provide understanding of 3 John. Read 3 John. Let’s journey!
The Letters of John, the Books of 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, are believed to have been written by the Apostle John, a disciple of Jesus Christ. The letters were written near the end of John’s life, where he was overseeing a network of churches that met within people’s homes. This church community had recently experienced a crisis, which prompted the writing of these letters. Some people had recently left the community, were now denying Jesus as the Messiah, and ridiculing those who stayed and remained faithful.
3 John: John commends his readers for the love they have shown to others. John warns against having a greater love of power and self than love of God. John warns that we must be careful who we look up to and be sure they are truly following the Lord. (3 John 1:1-1:14)
After concluding today’s reading, consider the following: What message is John giving? Why is it important? How is it relevant today? How can you apply it to your life?
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