“It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us” (2 John 1: 4).
Faith in God brings about a significant transformation: a complete rebirth. Jesus used the term “born again” or “born from above”.
With spiritual birth comes spiritual growth;
With spiritual birth comes even a “physical growth” (to some extent) – more exactly – changes that affect the wellbeing of the body.
Our person starts functioning guided by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s guidance comes in the form of God’s word; an enhanced understanding of the world and informed way of life.
Our rebirth equips us with new functionalities:
Eyes to see: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Cor 4:18).
Ears to hear: Apparently not all the people have ears. Jesus said, “Whoever has ears, let them hear…”. The believer hears the Spirit’s voice.
Another “new” functionality of a born again person is walking.
“Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him” (Deut. 8:6).
The Book of Deuteronomy was written for the new generation in Israel. After forty years of “walking” in the desert, they arrived! That was energy and time spent in the desert…for nothing. For some of them, the memory of that walk was still fresh in their minds…a painful memory.
Deuteronomy is a book that calls for Israel to observe God’s command by walking in His ways.
Apostle John expressed his joy finding that some believers walked in the truth. They dedicated their energy and time to walk the path of truth: God’s truth that is. Take this to heart: ”Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!” (Psalms 128:1).