John’s Historicistic Epistles

     Here, the Geneva Bible comments that Gaius's "walking in the Truth" means his "godly behaviour" — like "those who have both the knowledge and fear of God."  This, it states, became apparent in the "offering" of "hospitality" to strangers, and in the "furnishing them with necessities toward their journey — knowing that the Lord says: 'He who receives you, receives Me!'"   Matthew 10:40 & John 13:20. 

     May our souls similarly prosper today — as we too serve the Lord in this way!   Then, in addition, God will prosper us too in health and in all things! 

     O Christian!   Let us avoid behaving like Diotrephes!   Let us cultivate the attitude of Demetrius and Gaius!    

          In this way, even as a result of our hospitality — Christianity shall greatly be expanded.   And — though much less importantly — we ourselves shall then be prospered! 

     So on, then, Christian soldiers!   Onward, to victory!    

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5659.  III Jn. 1f.     5660.  Cf. II Jn. 1 & 13 and our study for Nov. 29.      5661.  II Jn. 1.9f,12f.     5662.  I Pet.  2:20-25 & 5:1-4.     5663.   III Jn. 7.      5664.  II Jn. 3f & 14.     5665.  II Jn. 10.     5666.  III Jn. 11.     5667.  III Jn. 10 & 13f.   5668.  Acts 19:24,38.     5669.  Cf. I Tim. 1:12-16.     5670.  III Jn. 12.     5671.  III Jn. 1.  5672.  Acts 19:29.     5673.  Acts 20:4.     5674.  Rom. 16:23 & I Cor. 1:14,4 cf. Acts 18:8,17.   5675.  III Jn. 1,5,8,14.     5676.  III Jn. 1,9,14.     5677.  III Jn. 1f,5,11.      5678.  II Jn. 5-8.     5679.  II Jn. 3 & 5f.     5680.  III Jn. 6 & 10.     5681.  III Jn. 3.     5682.  III Jn. 5f.     5683.  III Jn. 1,9,14.     5684.  III Jn. 1,6,14.     5685.  III Jn. 12.    5686.  III Jn. 1-6.     5687.  III Jn. 2-5. 

    

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