“For His Name’s sake, they went out.” (v.7)
When truth and love really get hold of a person’s life, they want to share it, so that others may know it. Truth will make someone zealous, but it is love that really presses forward and wins souls. There were such men in the days of John and were acknowledged by him. They went out. They left the comfort, the ease and the familiar as love carried them to reach out to others. They may have gone ‘out’ to someone across the street, or to someone at work. They may have gone ‘out’ crossing the boundaries of another culture, or travelling much further abroad. In all cases, they could say, along with the apostle Paul, “The love of Christ compels me” (2 Corinthians 5:14). Furthermore, they go ‘out’ seeking no reward from the nations. Love swallows all self-interest. The Spirit of Christ is within them and to know that love and the real truth of it, is all their reward they need.
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that your love is inexpressible. Help me to live in the fullness of it and share it with others.”