3 John 1–4 (ESV)
1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2 Beloved, I pray that
all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. 4 I
have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
We move in the 3 John which is a short book.
The apostle prays that Gaius might be physically as healthy as he is spiritually healthy. Our heavenly Father is on our side at all times, no matter what suffering we face. He sent Jesus as our great physician to heal us from sin and the afflictions
we experience in a sin-broken world. He grants faith that is active in love for our brethren and for the truth.
I pray: Heavenly Father, grant that we may walk by faith
in Jesus and in the truth of Your Word. Grant us great faith and bodily strength to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht,
The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009),