2 John 1:6

6 And 1this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, 2just as you have heard 3from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

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2 John 1:6 Meaning and Commentary

2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments
By observing them as a rule of conversation, in so doing love is shown to God; and such may expect the fresh discoveries of the love of God to, them; (See Gill on 1 John 5:3);

this is the commandment, that as ye have heard from the beginning,
ye should walk in it;
that is, this is the will of God, that his people should walk in the truth of the Gospel, and abide by it, as they heard and received it at their first conversion, from the mouths of the apostles, or other faithful ministers of the word; a reason for which, is given in ( 2 John 1:7 ) .

2 John 1:6 In-Context

4 I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
5 Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

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