Posts Tagged ‘Jesus commends John the Baptist’

Luke 7:24-35 Jesus Commends John

John in the Jordan

John hard at work for God

We pick up our reading today in Luke right after John the Baptist’s disciples leave. They have gone back to John to report the things Jesus has shown and told them. Jesus made sure they had plenty of first hand evidence to bring back to John. Now He addresses the crowd and talks to them about John.

John was very unusual for his time. He would have fit in great with the prophets of old. They were famous for their unique ways of getting their audiences’ attention. Eating scrolls, burying then wearing the same garment for an extended period of time, calling down fire from Heaven and many other bold behaviors. Another thing they all had in common was their boldness. John fit right in there too. Read more »