1:1 The 1 elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
(1) An example of a Christian greeting. 1:4 I have no greater joy than a to hear that my children walk in truth.
(a) Than these joys. 1:5 Beloved, thou doest b faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
(b) As becomes a believer and a Christian. 1:6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou c bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
(c) He commends to Gaius, either those same men whom he had entertained before returning to him, about the affairs of the Church, or else some other who had similar business. 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be d fellowhelpers to the truth.
(d) That we ourselves may help the preaching of the truth. 1:9 2 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
(2) Ambition and covetousness, two pestilent sins (especially in those who have any church responsibilities) are condemned in Diotrephes. 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not e seen God.
(e) Has not known God.