As I spend time with God today, I find myself reading about John the Baptist. How many of us would submit our lives to God enough that we would live in the wilderness, eat wild honey and locusts and not care if others thought that we were crazy? How many will leave all that they know behind when God says to go? How many will do whatever God says to do? It’s a question that we each have ask ourselves. How far are we each willing to go to serve God? Is it on our terms or His terms? Just think about it. It’s time for each of us to do a “heart-check”…
Matthew 3: 1- 10
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’”
Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”