Communicating with Others
3 John 13

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2009, Max D. Hutto,

“I have many things to write you, but I don’t want to write to you with pen and ink.” 3 John 13 HCSB

The Apostle John comes to the conclusion of this short letter. He has much more to say about these and other subjects. However, he does not want to write his thoughts in a letter. Writing is not always the best way to communicate with others. Some things are best communicated in person. John probably wanted to see the faces of the people as he shared his thoughts. He wanted to be able to judge their reactions and to make himself clearly understood.

Lord Jesus, help me to be able to clearly communicate with others so that they can understand Your love and grace. Help me to show compassion, understanding, and sensitivity as I try to communicate Your truths found in the Bible.


  January 30, 2009

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