Tuesday, November 2
John 1:19-34 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"...
John 1:19-34think about it.
The people asked John a lot of questions. How did he answer them? How does John the Baptist reveal Jesus' mission (1:29-32)? How do you reveal Jesus to other people?
I like John the Baptist. He's down to earth and isn't afraid to just tell it like it is. In John 1:19-34 a number of people are really pressing him about religious matters--Is he the Christ? Is he Elijah? Is he the Prophet? John responds plainly and confidently with "'I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord"'" (vs. 23).
Then the next day, John sees Jesus in the distance and once again plainly and confidently talks about and proclaims Jesus. "'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" (vs. 29).
We need to be prepared to respond to questions about Jesus from all angles--positive, negative, questioning, seeking, you name it. So the next time you have the opportunity to talk about Jesus, how might you respond? What can we do to be more like John--confident, assured and unwavering when it comes to Jesus and living for Him? Tami W.
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