John the Baptist and the Lamb of God

Jan 4th Luke 3 Dr. Luke wants us to see God’s perfect plan unfolding for His Son Jesus to be the perfect “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” [Jn 1:29]

John will fulfill Isaiah 40:3: “A voice crying in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord.” It was not in the temple where all religious rituals were being performed but in the stillness of the desert that God spoke and prepared his heart. His prayer may have been what the psalmist prayed: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.” [Ps 19:14]

The wilderness was where the Holy Spirit prepared him to preach “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin.” John bore fruit in his “season” to prepare the people for the entrance of the Lamb of God, the perfect Lamb, Jesus. As the people listened, their hearts were turned, and they inquired, “What shall we do?”

Where are you today and is God preparing you to present the Lamb of God to someone this day? That is the question God is asking each one of us. Our answer should be the same as John’s.

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