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Today’s readings are Jeremiah 50 – 51 and III John. We are reading from the New Living Translation.
Diotrephes and Demetrius – they couldn’t be more different. Diotrophes was known to speak lies. He loved to be the leader and made his life all about him. Demetrius spoke the truth. He was a travelling messenger that spoke the Truth. His words of truth set people free, because that’s what the truth does.
Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. (III Jn 12 NLT)
The truth will always point us, not to ourselves, but to God. John says that Demetrius’ life reflected the truth about God.
Follow and speak God’s truth as you travel through this world, and see people set free by it. If you do this, you will have no greater joy, because there is no greater joy than to follow the One who is the Truth. The more that we are like Demetrius and less like Diotrophes, the more we’ll know joy, freedom and life. John, Demetrius and all those who are called ‘John’s children’, knew that. The extent to which we avoid making our life about us, and discover how to live like Demetrius, is the extent to which we will have the kind of life that we’ve always wanted. It is a life of following and proclaiming the truth and being set free. May God give you the heart of Demetrius.
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