We have a call to live in unity. When we are united in thought and united in purpose, the result will be that we are united in action.
The focus on Jesus in these verses points us to some amazing things about God’s love and grace:
We are entitled - given status or title.
We are enriched by the love and grace of God.
We are ensured by God’s faithfulness.
In 3 John we see examples of what the truth manifests in God’s people.
We are bonded in truth, partnered with truth, and measured by truth.
We see in 2 John three aspects of truth:
Jesus defines truth.
The truth changes how we live.
We, the church, must protect the truth.
The book of 1 John wraps up with several truths that we can confidently know.
Our eternal life in Christ is known.
Our confidence in our salvation is known.
Our God is a known God.
God’s gift of eternal life brings belief and assurance in Christ which causes people who can love without limits. This creates unity and obedience within God’s people. Through this unity we engage together in world-conquering love.