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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

3 John 1

Verses 1-14

The Apostle’s Joy

3 John 1:1-14

Again we meet the words love and truth . Transparency of speech and life is an essential condition of soul health. It would not be desirable to express the wish of 3 John 1:2 to all our friends, because if their bodies were to correspond to the condition of their souls, they would suddenly fall into ill-health. In the old legend mirrors were blurred with mist when any approached who were out of harmony with truth, 3 John 1:4 .

The Christian must always act worthily of God, especially toward strangers, 3 John 1:5-6 . “For the sake of the Name,” 3 John 1:7 , r.v.-as children we must maintain the family honor. Such hospitality makes us fellow-workers with the truth. There is a Boanergic touch in 3 John 1:10 . The threefold witness to Demetrius should stir our desire to emulate his character. What will it not be when the dimness of earthly converse is exchanged for the face-to-face intercourse of eternity! 3 John 1:14 .

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on 3 John 1". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". 1914.