Imitators of the Truth

Read 3John

Walking in the truth, which is to hold fast to the confession of who Christ Jesus is and the redemptive work he accomplished as God incarnate, is to bear the imitation of Christ particularly in the church. Two men are presented - Diotrophes, who loved the preeminence and did not walk in the truth; and Demetrius, who showed the imitation of Christ in his life in the church and walked in the truth. Hence God's imperative of 3John v.9 "do not imitate what is evil, but what is good."