Tuesday, August 26, 2008

30 Days with Jesus Day 3

Read Matthew 3:1-4:11

John the Baptist

Matthew 3:4
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

What attracted people to John? Was it his clothes? Highly unlikely! I am sure he attracted some attention. Can you imagine a leather girdle and clothes made of camels hair! I am sure not picked for Best Dressed. Was it his personality? Probably not-later down in the chapter we see him yelling at some Pharisees and Sadducees. He had to have smelled and had bad breath- he was eating locusts and honey. So what was it that attracted people to John? It was his message! The message of John was captivating! And more than that it was convincing. God used John to communicate the message of repentance in prepartion of the coming Messiah, Jesus. His message was for everyone! It was simple and to the point. Christ is coming back again. Are you sharing His message? The gospel is simple. It may be hard to witness to friends but let your life so shine before men and let them see the gospel through your life. Let God use you to spread His message!

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