As a pastor in the Bible church context, it seems that what could be the favorite verse for people in our neck of evangelicalism is something like 3 John 4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” It’s truth, truth, truth, always the truth. But, the problem is, often, that our definition of truth is a narrow bit of interpretive secondary issues and not the “truth” that John spoke of at all.
You see, John had personally encountered the “Truth” when He walked on earth. He even quotes Jesus in a verse we love: “Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one gets to the Father except through Me.'” We love this verse. But, when we think about walking in the truth, we often aren’t thinking of walking more precisely in the Gospel, we are thinking about moral or very specific doctrinal confines.
Therefore, today, let’s heed those words of that grandfatherly apostle in 3 John. There is no greater joy than to be walking in the truth, than to be walking in Jesus and all the implications that the Gospel has for us. The Gospel changes us. Let’s walk in that joy.