“Nothing could make me happier than getting reports that my children continue diligently in the way of Truth!” 3 John 1:4
There is a difference between knowing the truth, and walking in the truth.
For instance, we can know the truth that it is 15 degrees outside, and yet not dress appropriately for the weather. Even in the worst conditions, you will almost always see someone out in shorts and a short sleeved shirt!
John knew this, and he didn’t say he was happy to hear that other believers knew the truth. He was overjoyed to hear that they were walking, or as The Message translation puts it, continuing diligently, in it!
Walking in the truth means application of God’s principles to our lives, our character, our way of thinking. It means that when a questionable situation arises, our behavior depends on the unbending word of God and not what the trend of the moment is. It means filtering everything we see through the lens of scripture.
You may know the truth of God’s word. Many of us have heard scripture or even committed it to memory over the years. But are you applying that word to your life daily, to your interactions with others, to your outlook on life? There is a difference, and it makes a difference!
I don’t want to just know the truth. I want to walk in it every day! How about you?