"...whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us,
from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son,
in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth,
just as we were commanded by the Father."
(2 John 1:1-4)
"And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;
this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning,
so that you should walk in it."
(2 John 1:6)
John Stott: "Christian fellowship should be marked equally by love and truth, and we are to avoid extremism which pursues either at the expense of the other. Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth hard if it is not softened by love. Scripture commands us both to love each other in the truth and to hold the truth in love."