Writing to the "elect lady," John was aware of the delicate balance needed to show grace to those who had wronged her while refusing to compromise her convictions and faith. We must love others, but we cannot compromise our faith for the favor of men.
Gratitude for the Faithful
2 John 1-4
Our text today comes from the second general epistle the apostle John wrote. Along with the gospel that bears his name, and Revelation, John also wrote 1, 2, and 3rd John. It is believed to have been written around AD 85-95, near the end of John’s life.