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Prayer for Today

''Now therefore, let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you; for you, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with your blessing let the house of your servant be blessed forever.'' [Amen].
(2 Samuel 7:29)

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 28
 Meet and Greet2 John 7–13

“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house and do not speak a greeting to him, because the one who speaks a greeting to him shares in his evil deeds” (2 John 9–11).
This passage is sometimes used as support for forming exclusive communities—ones that don’t interact with people who don’t believe in the gospel or who have a different faith. Based on this passage, some believe that we as Christians are not permitted to interact with nonbelievers. Is that what John is really teaching?
John issued this warning during a time when false teachers were spreading confusing doctrines about Christ. He exhorted believers to “test the spirits” to see if these teachers were actually from God (1 John 4:1). They would know if these teachers were from God if they confessed the true message of Jesus Christ—specifically that He had come in the flesh and was from God (1 John 2:1).
John wanted the community to be aware of f…