This IS God’s Will

If you believe the Bible, then you must accept 3 John 2 as absolute truth.  Now, rejoice!

3 John 2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.


Beloved.”  Read that first word of our Text for Today aloud to yourself.  To whom is the Lord speaking?  This is, after all, the Word of the living God.  He is speaking to His “Beloved.”  With that in mind, I now ask you, “Who are you?”  In the light of John 3:16, it is everyone in the world, believers and unbelievers alike.  After all, “God so loved the world.”  Clearly, the world could be called God’s “beloved.”  Then taking a close look at our Text for Today, we see clearly that God calls all those who are redeemed by the blood of Jesus His “beloved.”

Now, take a moment to read our Text for Today aloud to yourself again.  You may as well go ahead and say it.  Whether you are a believer or not, you may as well simply admit it.  You are God’s “beloved.”  Why don’t you say it to yourself for yourself?  Say it aloud, “I am God’s ‘beloved.’”  And being God’s “beloved,” take the time to read the rest of this verse.  If you’re already a believer, go ahead and rejoice.  If you’re not already a believer, now is the perfect time to become one and accept the fullness of all our Text for Today entails and rejoice in it.  This verse is for you, my friend.  Let there be no doubt about it in your heart or in your mind.

Look closely now at what the Lord is saying to His “beloved.”   Jehovah God wishes two things for you above all else.  His highest desire for you is that you “prosper and be in health.”  It could not be made any clearer.  Look at it again.  Jehovah God want you to first “prosper,” and second, “be in health.”  What a powerfully dynamic desire God has for you.  If you’re a sinner, God does not want you to go to hell.  He proved that when He gave His only begotten Son.  You see, He gave Jesus for “whosoever believeth on Him.”  And regardless of how you look at it, you are a “whosoever.”  Be sure you define the terms “prosper” and “be in health” as God would define them.  That will require study on your part, and that kind of study produces soul prosperity.  And that brings up the last phrase of our Text for Today.  Not only is God’s highest desire and greatest pleasure your “prosperity” and your “health,” but in stating that, and requiring your study of it for understanding, He has set you up for your soul to prosper, thus completely bringing about His highest desire and greatest pleasure for your life.  Now, it’s up to you.

Manna for Today – 3 John 1-4; Isaiah 53:4-5; Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 107:20; Luke 12:32; Luke 6:28;     John 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24