Hey Girls! Next stop: Matthew 3!!
These first two verses talk about John the Baptist, and tells that he goes around saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” What did he mean by saying the kingdom of heaven is at hand? Let’s start with, who is the kingdom of heaven? Back then, Jesus was the kingdom of heaven because He WAS God! But now, we are, because we have Holy Spirit inside of us.
Now the weird part……he was clothes in camels hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. ? Some of you probably said, “why did he DO that??Eeeewwww!”
Because he was humble before the Lord.
Why was John so harsh towards the Pharisees and Sadducees?
Because they were being hypocrites, trying to look righteous in the sight of the commoners, an John wanted to convict them of their choice.
Jesus was being humble, by letting John baptize Him. And was also making a good example for us. Jesus got baptized, so must we!
Many people make the mistake that a dove alighted on Jesus. But it clearly says here that it was LIKE a dove. It doesn’t say it WAS a dove!
Read Matthew 4 for next week Wednesday!