“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” A. W. Tozer

Sermon #70: No Greater Joy!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth" - 3 John 1:4 (NIV). 

No greater joy. Glory to God!

This is how John's children (Christians) gave him the greatest joy...walking in the truth.

This shows how important it is for Christians to always walk in the truth. It should be our number one priority, an indispensable passion; there indeed can't be an alternative top mission for us!

If seeing his children walk in the truth gave John so much joy, how much more will it give joy to Christ to see Christians walking in His likeness! 

Do you desire to please God? If so, then there is no other way you could achieve this except by walking in the truth daily.

Somebody may say, "I want to walk in the truth but do not know what truth is." So did Pilate. "What is truth?" Pilate asked (see John 18:38, NIV).


Dictionary.com defines truth as "the true or actual state of a matter." 

So when Christians walk in the truth, they are walking in the true or actual state of the matter.


Listen to this: "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"- John 14:6 (NIV).

Jesus is the truth. God is the truth. The Word of God is the truth. If you fellowship with God and His Son Jesus Christ, then you are walking in the truth. If you live according to the will and Word of God, then you are walking in the truth; you are walking in "the true or actual state of a matter."  

Meditate on this. Apply it to your life. It's vitally important.


"It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us." - 2 John 1:4 (NIV)