2 john 3 commentary

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3 View Bible Text . He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:14-15. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. If have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Noté /5. Shall I quarrel with God, therefore, if he gives to this man more power than he gives to me? What a dreadful sentence that is I “He shall not see life;” —. What comfort it ought to bring to the mind of every sinner who will now believe in Christ! Second aorist active (possibly, though not certainly, literary plural) of λαμβανω — lambanō This very idiom (εντολην λαμβανω — entolēn lambanō) in John 10:18; Acts 17:15; Colossians 4:10. Read full chapter What value should we put upon gospel truth! He undergoes a mysterious change, he becomes a new man, he enters into a new life which others cannot comprehend; though they hear the sound of it, they cannot tell whence this man’s new life comes, or whither it goes. Commentary on 2 John 1:1-3 (Read 2 John 1:1-3) Religion turns compliments into real expressions of respect and love. So he did. And when they wanted wine — It is probable that, in consequence of its being known that Jesus would be present at this feast, a greater resort of company came than was expected, and that this occasioned a failure of the wine. The learned Grotius, who had spent the most of his life in theological disputations, —not always or yet often on the right side, — when he was dying said, “Read me something;” and they read him the story of the publican and the Pharisee. God's own Son, in a true, proper, and natural sense: and he is so So he was busy until he was cast into prison. This is a very wonderful chapter, because, while it teaches the doctrine of regeneration, and the necessity of a great moral and spiritual change, it yet also reveals the doctrine of salvation by faith alone, — a very wonderful combination, which puzzles many who read what is here recorded. And that which is born of the Spirit-. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. Simply put, John is telling us to do the same thing we read of in Philippians 2:3-4: Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. John 3:1-2 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Teaches Nicodemus. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; Parents may be the most devout people who ever lived, but that which is born of them is only flesh. 3 John 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 3 John 1:2, NIV: "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 3 John 1:2. Sermon Bible Commentary. John 3:1-2. Dear hearer, if thou dost not yet fully know Christ, take heed that thou dost not trifle with the truth which thou dost know. Retrouvez Pentecostal Commentary: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. Always be willing to go as far as you can go in the pursuit of truth. Our Price: $599.99 Save: $384.01 (39%) Buy Now. (4-6) Cautions them against deceivers. It is always well to go as far as you can in your avowal of belief in Christ. Commentary on 3 John. Iit cannot rise above that which gave it birth, it is but flesh. If you do not like that part of the Word of God which judges you, and makes you tremble, be sure that you are wrong. All hours are convenient to Christ; you may come to him when you are at home tonight. There always are in the Church more or less idle quarrels about the dress of the preacher, about the mode of administering sacraments, and so on — a discussion about purifying. Surely they deserve the deepest hell who will not have heaven upon such terms. John 3:5. We are in the stairway now between heaven and earth; Christ has came down; Christ has gone up, and yet he was always there; a mystery, but one that is true, and new. The apostle here salutes an honourable matron and her children (v. 1-3). Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born … 7. It is better to come to Jesus at night than not to come to him at all. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. Oh, the glorious freeness of this precious gospel! Oh! John 3:22-29 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea, and there he tarried with them, and baptized. You cannot see, and you cannot enter, the kingdom of God merely by your first birth. “How may I be made anew? Diotrephes was apparently either a leader in a local branch or the host of a house-church. There was a nut that Nicodemus could not crack, a riddle that he could not solve; and the Saviour left him thus puzzled, for the time being, that he might learn that, unless he was taught of the Spirit, he could not understand the teaching of Christ. Only it is added here with respect to Christ, that John 3:1-3. I do not think that baptism is referred to here at all. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea: and there he tarried with them, and baptized. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Ah, many a man has asked the same question! Grace be with you, mercy [and] peace This form of salutation, or wish and prayer for the blessings mentioned, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, is the same used by other apostles; see ( 1 Timothy 1:2) ( Jude 1:2) and (See Gill on Romans 1:7). Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. There is no need to prove your evil works, no need to fetch your diary, and turn over the record of your life. These A B C truths, which are taught in the very first school-book used by Christ’s scholars, — “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?”. We do not talk about speculations; we speak of a new birth through which we have ourselves passed. There are mysteries in our holy religion which we would not tell to everybody. We have seen it, we have entered into it; and we can testify that there is another life which is as much superior to the ordinary life of men as the life of men is superior to that of the brutes that perish; and we know that we have that superior life. Our Price: $22.99 Save: $10.00 (30%) Buy Now. All rights reserved. Commentary on John 3:1-8 (Read John 3:1-8) Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. John 3:2. Christ tells Nicodemus that the primary truths must be believed before the more advanced doctrines can be revealed. It would be casting pearls before swine to mention them to unregenerate men. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Make sure work for eternity, whatever you trifle with, trifle not with your souls. Be not of a cavilling spirit; be frank and teachable as this man was. Copy good men in the way that you live (3 John verses 11-12) v11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is … You see why men do not come to Christ; they do not want to give up their sin; they do not want to be made uneasy in it; they are afraid of being reproved. our blessed Master taught much by parables, and parabolic teaching is the best of teaching; but you see how readily it can be misunderstood, how men can take the emblem in a carnal way, and not understand its spiritual meaning. Commentary on 1 John 3:1,2 (Read 1 John 3:1,2) Little does the world know of the happiness of the real followers of Christ. Next. If thou art born again, thou wilt know what it is; but thou canst no more discover thy second birth than thy first birth, except by its results and effects. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John appeals to the testimony he had formerly given concerning Christ : You can bear me witness that I said, again and again, I am not the Christ, but I am sent before him. Second John and Third John are the two shortest books in the Bible. Beloved, I wish — Or, I pray, as ευχομαι is translated by Beza, Estius, Erasmus, Schmidius, Doddridge, and others. John 3:12. So we must not think too much of our feelings, which even the wind can change. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. It could meanthat the person was old. No spiritual power, no power to bless his fellow-men, except it come from God. John 3:18-19. John 3:16-17. “He is at the Father’s side, the Man of Love, the Crucified.”. 1:7). “I have introduced the Bridegroom; and, henceforth, it will be my part gradually to disappear from the scene.”. Those that would have Christ with them at their marriage, must invite him by prayer, and he will come. John 3:16-18. He shuts them up because they would shut him up if he were to pay attention to them. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night. John 3:18. There must be a cleansing; he must be “born of water.” There must be a spiritual life; he must be “born of the Spirit”, or he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (1,2) The purifying influence of the hope of seeing Christ, and the danger of pretending to this, and living in sin. If he had not yet learned to believe in Christ as his Saviour, he did at least admit that Christ, upon the evidence of his miracles, was “a teacher come from God.” There is always hope of a man who is willing to see all that he can, and who acknowledges what he can see. 2 John is being written to warn a “sister” congregation some distance away of the missionary efforts of the secessionist false teachers, and the dangers of wel… John 3:31. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. of Christ; and therefore he calls him, "the Son of the Father", Christ speaks with an authority that no mere human teacher can ever possess. About this letter 1 The writer. John 3:33-34. There are deeper and higher mysteries than these. We ought to be thankful that God’s ministers are not silenced in this age. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. If you do not like reading heart-searching books, or listening to a faithful gospel ministry, be sure that you are wrong. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing except it be given Him from heaven. 1 John 3:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:2, NIV: "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." James Rosscup - Though often scanty, the work edited by a brilliant scholar is sometimes very helpful. His design is salvation — salvation only. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. are entered—The oldest manuscripts read, "have gone forth," namely, from us. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Here (3:3, 7) it could mean either but it seems that Hodges is right that the primary meaning intended by Jesus is “from above”. May God give you to know what it is to be born again! In this chapter we have, I. Christ’s discourse with Nicodemus, a Pharisee, concerning the great mysteries of the gospel, in which he here privately instructs him ().II. Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / 1 John / 1 John 3 / 1 John 3:2; Share Tweet. John 3:19-21. He is a mystery. The effect of the work of the Spirit upon him is seen in him, but no man understands what the Spirit of God is, or how he works, any more than he knows whence the wind comes, and whither it goes. The children of the most godly parents, so far as their sinful nature is concerned, are in precisely the same condition as the offspring of the most ungodly. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. I have chosen it in the hope that some may now learn from it what they must do to be saved. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. Feeding of the multitude (6:6-13) 5. Let the followers of Christ be content with hard fare here, since they are in a land of strangers, where their Lord was so badly treated before them. John 3:3. Search and see, look and examine. John 3:36. By the addition: καὶ μεθʼ ἡμῶν ἔσται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα , the imperishable endurance of fellowship with the truth is declared (Düsterdieck, Braune), and it is not merely the wish for it that is expressed (Lücke, Ebrard). May the Lord raise up, in these evil days, many a John the Baptist, who shall faithfully declare his testimony concerning the Lamb of God! Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Grace be with you, mercy [and] peace And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:10. Commentary for 3 John 3 John 1:9–10. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? While in this world we sometimes find ourselves in straits, even when we think ourselves in fulness. They were vexed, but John was joyful; he loved to hear of Jesus prospering. 1 John, 2 John, 3 John reminds believers to show God's light and love as they stay true to their beliefs. “If I have told you these,”. He must have new eyes, be must be a new man, be must be born again, before he can “see the kingdom of God.” Have you caught this idea, my dear hearer? Whatever were the details of the split — … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3" The breezy air of the wilderness suited him much better than the dull, heavy atmosphere of a prison. He preaches no more sermons that are recorded; he must now go to prison, and there lie in a silence which he could scarcely bear. If men will not believe that there is such a thing as the new birth, shall they be taught the doctrine of union to Christ, and all those higher truths that rise out of it? It's right up your alley. He had not yet tried and tested him, so he would not be thought to be Christ’s follower till he had first had a quiet private talk with him. There has been some debate about whether an author named Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. Are both these statements true?” Yes, they are both true, and they are both in this chapter. Nicodemus confessed what he knew to be true, and he drew from it the thoroughly accurate conclusion that Christ must be a teacher come from God because of the miracles which he wrought. which is plainly implied in wishing for the above things equally He will see “greater things than these” if he is willing to use his eyes. Jesus answered and said, unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that come down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Grace be with you, &c. — See on Romans 1:7. So is every one that is born of the Spirit. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Look to him, then; and, as surely as those who were bitten by the serpents in the wilderness were healed the moment that they looked at the serpent of brass, so surely shall every son or daughter of Adam, who gives a faith-look at the crucified Saviour, be saved at once and for ever. When everybody else is asleep, Jesus is still awake. 1 John 3:2. And this is the condemnation,-, The very first form of it, the proof of it, and the reason for it: “This is the condemnation,” —. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Diotrephes Rejected the Authority of John. If you need a commentary for a Greek class that exegetes 1, 2, or 3 John, I would defininitely recommend this commentary. John 3:6-7. Today we can go up by thought and prayer, and blessings can come down; and Christ is always there. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. If God has taught thee a little about him, prize that little, and thou shalt have more, as we have often said, “He that values moonlight shall yet have sunlight.” Thank God if thou knowest as much as Nicodemus knew, and ask him to teach thee more. John 3:14-15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. We have other eyes than these eyes that are visible, and other ears than the ears of our flesh. If I have told you earthly things,-, Things that take place here below, such as the new birth, —. As in 2 John 1:1; 3 John 1:4. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. John 3, Adam Clarke Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. (1-3) Express his joy in their faith and love. Did not the Holy Spirit descend, and remain upon him, and that without measure or limit? John 3:20-21. Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying. John 3:11-12. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR . John 3:4-5. They must forever perish if they reject life when it is set before them in this truly gracious manner. Commentary for 3 John 3 John 1:9–10. The same chapter which tells you of the mystery of regeneration, tells you of the simple way of salvation by faith in Christ. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. The new birth is as great a wonder as creation itself; and there is as much, and a great deal more, to be wrought upon you to make you a Christian, as has been wrought upon you to make you a man. Ye yourselves bare me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am Sent before him. John 3:16. The second is mentioned, Luke 6:1.The third, John 6:4.And the fourth, which was that at which he was crucified, John 11:55. John 3:5-6. 1 2 3 John Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament by Robert Yarbrough. OUTLINE: 3 A The Book of the Seven Signs (2:1 - 12:50) 1. Water changed into wine (2:1-11) 2. It is God’s sovereign will, and he does as he pleases. John 3:30. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. John 3:14-15. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. As fades the morning star when the sun himself arises, so was it the joy of the herald of Christ to lose himself in the supreme radiance of his Lord’s appearing. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Carpzovius incorrectly connects these words with 2 John 1:3. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Christ, John 3:22-24. It is such a mystery, a thing of such a marvilous character, that his old nature cannot see it. Grace, mercy, and peace: John presents a slightly expanded version of the standard 3 For c I rejoiced greatly when the brothers 1 came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. There are two great truths revealed here; the one is, that we must be born again, and the other is, that whosoever believeth in Christ is saved. Get this book on Amazon using its exact ISBN. This form of salutation, or wish and prayer for the blessings image of him, but of the same nature, and has the same There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. You do not know where the spirit-life begins; and you cannot tell to what it will lead. Staggering at the symbol, he stumbled at the letter of Christ’s saying, and did not perceive its inward sense. “They are leaving you.” They felt an envy on behalf of John, because his influence appeared to be declining. There is a higher and better life to be enjoyed even now, and he that believeth in Christ has that life. John 3:13. If we believe in him this morning, we have eternal life; not merely life, but life similar to the very life of God himself — eternal life. In the latter 3 cases the context makes clear that it means “from above”. The first birth brings no one any further than that. At first Jesus said that a man could not see the kingdom of God except he was born again; now he tells Nicodemus that a man cannot enter the kingdom except he is born of water and of the Spirit. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. This exposition consisted of readings from Numbers 21:1-9; and John 3:1-15. John 3:2. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. Though your soul has been ready to choose strangling rather than your life, yet there is a better life for you by trusting in Christ. And he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; He shall not even know what spiritual life is, he shall not be able to understand it, or to form any idea of it. Nicodemus saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old/ can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth His testimony. Salem Media Group. Simply put, John is telling us to do the same thing we read of in Philippians 2:3-4: Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. This exposition consisted of readings from Matthew 3:1-12; John 1:15-37; John 3:22-36. Is it not a come-down — from reading about looking to Christ and loving, to a contention about purifying? He that hath the bride is the bride groom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 2 John 1:3. The apostle salutes the elect lady and her children. Choose that, and rest in him. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. And said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest except God be with him. the Son of the Father in truth and love; The news that all men went to Christ pleased John, but the fact that none received his testimony, comparatively none, grieved his heart. If thou dost not believe in Christ this morning, my hearer, thou art not in a state of probation, thou art condemned already; he that believes on him is not in a state of probation, he is not condemned, he is already acquitted, he is at this moment free from condemnation before the judgment-seat of God. Commentary on 1 John 2:24-29 (Read 1 John 2:24-29) The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, John 15:3,4. He that believeth on him is not condemned: What a charming sentence! This is John’s one song, last of his utterances almost. John 3:9. It was in the same way that Nicodemus fell into error concerning Christ’s teaching. "in love"; he is his well beloved Son, his dear Son, the Son of This is true of all faithful ministers of the gospel; we do not preach theories, we preach facts. (3-10) Love to the brethren is the character of real Christians. Amen. (5-8) Jesus explains the new birth. The “lectionary gnomes” have done the preacher no favor in isolating this passage from its preceding verses. Beloved, now are we the sons of God By adoption, secretly in God's predestination, and in the covenant of grace; and openly in regeneration, through faith in Christ, and by the testimony of the Spirit: and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; 1 John 3:1 1 John 3:3 1 John 3:2. This was the first passover after Christ's baptism. The New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT], 18 Vols. Cure of the man born blind (9:1-7) 7. Benson Commentary John 2:3-4. If I have told you earthly things, Common-place things, the lower things of faith. No matter though you are near to death’s door, crushed and broken, bruised and mangled, look to the Crucified One, and, looking, you shall find that there is life eternal for you. Grace takes away the guilt and power of sin, and renews our fallen nature; mercy relieves our misery; peace implies our abiding in grace and mercy. 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