“In Nashville, every family boasts
Of five rooms and a bath;
But in my youth I never had
But three rooms and a path.”
Those words are the beginning line of a poem entitled “Three Rooms And A Path” written by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn and found is his book “Tumblin’ Creek Tales”.
To alter the meaning of his word, every home should have a path and make sure it is the correct one.
There is a path that leads to eternal life. There is another path that leads to eternal destruction. (Matthew 7:13-14)
In our sermon for this past Sunday, we talked about two men who each followed their truth. Gaius had made the will of Jesus his truth. That meant he had to learn what that will was and to change his own thinking in order to cause his thinking and his life to fall in line with the truth of Jesus.
He was successful in doing that and John recognized that Gaius had made the truth of Jesus his truth.
Diotrephes also followed his own truth. But what a difference. His truth was his own thinking and it was in opposition to the will of Jesus. He ignored the will of Jesus and did as he wanted to do and demanded that others agree with him.
He was on a completely different path from Gaius. There are only two paths. Which do you travel?