We, like Moses, endure because we see the unseen (Hebrews 11:27). These are a few of the reasons that some have willfully drawn away from Jehovah and the congregation. There is only one God and He has only one kingdom with only one entrance—Jesus Christ. Illustrate. How could the way a Christian uses his time cause him to drift away from the truth? 11 We must reject apostate teachings. 4. Maybe in the past we really loved material things. Only those who rest in Christ alone for salvation will enter heaven. 15. When we meditate on the Scriptural reasons we do not celebrate these holidays, we feel sure that we are walking in the way that is “acceptable to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:10) If we trust in Jehovah and his Word, we will not be afraid of what other people think.—Proverbs 29:25. Maybe they do not like what they bought as much as they thought they would or there is something wrong with it. Now the second sign and test that John gives us is in verse 6: 'And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. Now to walk in the truth, simply means, "to order one's life according to the Word of God" That's alll it means, and that's all it will ever mean, and it the most important thing that could ever mean anything to anyone. 2:21. For example, after Jesus performed a miracle and fed a large crowd, that crowd followed him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 4 In Jesus’ time, some who at first accepted the truth did not continue to walk in it. This lesson,”Walk in Truth” (part 2 of the “Walk” series), will teach children that ultimate truth is not determined through erroneous human intelligence.Rather, it is created by our righteous, omniscient God. 7 To continue to walk in the truth, we must accept and obey everything Jehovah says. But she began to feel guilty about how much time she was spending on her hobby and decided to change her priorities. 12 Customs and practices that do not please God. See the box “The Background to John’s Letters.”. What is one way we can help our brothers and sisters to remain in the truth? See the study article “Do You Have the Facts?” in the August 2018 issue of The Watchtower. They faced many problems, and John was working hard to strengthen the faith of these loyal Christians whom he viewed as his spiritual children. The apostle's second appeal is: to walk in truth is to walk in obedience, not just to walk in love but to walk in obedience. 3. TODAY, it is very common for people to buy something in a store and then return it. 9. Alexia,* a 25-year-old French sister, says: “When I was younger, I was troubled by the world’s reasonings, such as the theory of evolution and human philosophy. Within a few weeks, her doubts vanished. What obstacles do we face? We walk as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6), and He was out of step with this world's system, to say the least. Paul made a similar point when writing to the Colossian congregation. God’s Presence Also Fills the Earth. It makes it possible for us to have a close relationship with our heavenly Father. They said that since I did not have a girlfriend, I must be a homosexual.” If you face similar tests, remember that when you stick to your Bible-based convictions, you protect your self-respect, your health, your emotional well-being, and your relationship with Jehovah. 9 Material things. “No greater joy do I have than this: that I should hear that my children go on walking in the truth.”—3 JOHN 4. We must make the truth the most important thing in our life and follow Bible principles in everything we do. Others did not like it when someone gave them counsel from the Bible, or they had a serious disagreement with someone in the congregation. That pearl represented the truth about God’s Kingdom. He gave the precious life of his dear Son, Jesus Christ! For example, do you know someone who has lost a loved one in death and needs to be comforted or helped in practical ways? Verse. It is no surprise, then, that our work is restricted or banned in a number of countries. 9 Young Christians in particular may feel pressured to adopt their classmates’ or workmates’ views of immoral conduct. 14. Because our loving Father provided the ransom sacrifice of his Son so that our sins can be forgiven.