Monday, April 03, 2006

30 Days of Quiet Time - April 3

Matthew 3:1-17

This passage shows the value of confession and repentance. I think it's interesting to notice that John the Baptist tells people to prepare for the coming of Jesus. They were to clean up their lives to get ready for the arrival of Christ. John the Baptist is the lone voice in that time that conveys the message of repentance.

I was thinking about this later this morning and was contrasting John to the religious leaders of the day. They were all about "doing the right things" telling people they had to live up to a certain code. John makes it more personal and gets across the message that we need to clean up. The focus goes off of what we do and moves to who we are, instead.

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