I love all of John's writings. His books, the Gospel of John, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John, and the last book in the Bible, Revelation. They are all very special!
3rd John, with only 14 verses, is chock full of good preaching, teaching, practicing, and instruction for all Christians. Read it, study it, look up all references you can find on the 3 main subjects: Sincerity, Hospitality, and Christian character.
Your soul will prosper when you put into practice these 3 characteristics! I truly believe John practiced all three. He had been born again, John Chapter 3.
John was inspired by the Holy Spirit in all his writings.
If, we, as Christians, would let the Holy Spirit lead us in each thing that we do, the Great Commission, Mark 3:15 would be fulfilled in short order.
When He, the Holy Spirit, leads, everything will be done right. It will be in God's order. His order never changes. God's order for Christians is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Meekness, Faith, Temperance, against which there is no law. Galatians 5:22. Romans 12:1&2 puts us in God's order. Those are my verses since 1940.
Before John was born again he was just like every person in the world. "All have sinned and come short.." "None righteous, no, not one.." "All our righteousness is as filthy rags.." All are like Nicodemus, ignorant of the new birth. All must be born again to become a child of the King, "Christ"!!!
Dear Reader, have you been BORN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT? Have you received Christ as your personal Savior?
Do you want a happy life here on earth? Do you want to go to Heaven after you die? This is God's order for you. His order is never changed.
"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." You ask Him to come into your heart and have mercy on you as a poor lost sinner. Turn from sin and serve Him as truly and faithfully as you served Satan before He saved you. Accept Romans 12:1&2 as your life verses and the song "Have Thine Own Way, Lord, Have Thine Own Way".
Read and study your Bible daily. Learn it, like it and show others the way. This will make you happy and others, too.
Written by Rashie Kennedy, age 91 God is good to me!!!