John’s second letter is much less lengthy and less complicated than his first letter—perhaps because it’s a personal and private letter. John mentioned “truth” five times in this letter and “love” four times, and both are key to understanding 2 John. John’s desire was that “the chosen lady” who received this letter would maintain a balanced perspective on life: love and truth... practice and doctrine...walking and standing...accepting and rejecting. Reading the letter aloud a couple of times will reveal the balance between truth and love—a balance greatly needed in our day of ridiculous and unbiblical extremes.
A Survey of 2 John
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