THE ELECT LADY AND HER CHILDREN
“The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have know the truth… 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. I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father… The children of thy elect sister greet thee.”
(2 John 1:3-4,13).
Here we have two more families of children who are followers of the Lord; and one family, certainly, with their Mother, walking in the truth. It is to this family, this Mother with her children, that the Spirit of God by the Apostle John, sends the solemn message not to receive any into her house, if they do not bring the doctrine of Christ, nor are they to even bid them God Speed, “for he that biddeth him God Speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” This is “truth” for today in which you and I should walk, just as truly as in the days of the Apostle John, But today there are perhaps many more who do not bring the “doctrine of Christ”, and we, even the ladies and children, need to give the more earnest heed to this solemn admonition.