Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Read Luke 3
John is baptizing and preaching. Look at what he is preaching, in a nut shell he too has condensed the Law, the commandments given to Moses, into love God and love your neighbor. Which when you consider the whole law, that is it.
John baptizes to repentance, accepting that we have not done it right, desiring to do it right and making changes.
Unfortunately we are not able to do this alone, we need Jesus and we need the holy spirit.
He tells them that it is not enough to say they are children of Abraham. It was to Abraham that God first made His covenant.
Yet John is telling the people being Abraham's children is not enough. Each person is responsible for his or her own actions.
This has not changed, each of us are responsible for ourselves, what our parents or grand parents have done or believed will not provide for our salvation. That is a personal choice.