“For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.” (III John 3)
Evidently some “brethren” left the presence of the church that John was addressing here, and brought him a report about their faith & practice. And when they told him, John said that he was “very glad”, because they shared how the people of the church were “walking in truth.” Which should cause each of us to ask ourselves: would they bring that kind of good report about ME?
When people leave your presence and company, do they tell others about how you are walking in Christian truth? That you adhere the basic doctrines of the Christian faith without wavering? And like the church John commends here, are you WALKING in those truths: applying what you say you believe in the way that you live and relate to other people? CAN someone tell other people that about you? Would it be true? Or what WOULD they have to share?
If someone were to bring a report to John about your spiritual status today, would the Apostle be “very glad” about what he heard about you — or might he have to respond in some other way?