Bible Reading: 2John 1 vs 4 - 11 (Honesty and Togetherness)

(Amplified Bible Version)

2Jn 1:4  I was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father.

2Jn 1:5  Now I ask you, lady, not as if I were writing to you a new commandment, but [simply reminding you of] the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love and unselfishly seek the best for one another. 

2Jn 1:6  And this is love: that we walk in accordance with His commandments and are guided continually by His precepts. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should [always] walk in love. 

2Jn 1:7  For many deceivers [heretics, posing as Christians] have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge and confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh (bodily form). This [person, the kind who does this] is the deceiver and the antichrist [that is, the antagonist of Christ]. 

2Jn 1:8  Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have accomplished together, but that you may receive a full and perfect reward [when He grants rewards to faithful believers].

2Jn 1:9  Anyone who runs on ahead and does not remain in the doctrine of Christ [that is, one who is not content with what He taught], does not have God; but the one who continues to remain in the teaching [of Christ does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 

2Jn 1:10  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [but diminishes or adds to the doctrine of Christ], do not receive or welcome him into your house, and do not give him a greeting or any encouragement; 

2Jn 1:11  for the one who gives him a greeting [who encourages him or wishes him success, unwittingly] participates in his evil deeds.

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