How grateful I am for the words of John the beloved disciple. I have been meditating on the inspired words given to Him in His epistles. They are worthy of hours of meditation.
Yesterday I was struck by the connection of a Belief in the "name of the Son of God" and eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13. How important is it to believe in that name with all its meaning. To believe on that name is to believe what it means and John states it so simply in 2 John 1:3
2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
John says that Jesus is the Son of the Father in truth. He does NOT say:
the Son of Father in Symbol
the Son of the Father in Metaphor
the Son of the Father as an example for us
the Son of the Father in TRUTH!
When we connect those words Son with of the Father and with truth. Can we doubt that Jesus is indeed the Son of the Father? Why pervert the simplicity of this statement because of a skewed view of equality based on man's understanding of how the Son can be equal with the Father?
I confess that reading 2 John 1:3 caused my soul to jump for joy akin to when Elizabeth's babe jumped at the sound of Mary's voice. The seed of this truth within me jumped and caused me to rejoice and magnify the Lord! Now that I have found the Son I am determined to follow Him wherever He goes.