So, Day three of Lent focuses on Matthew Chapter 4. To do a
quick summary, Jesus is tempted in the Wilderness, begins his ministry in
Capernaum, begins gathering together his core group of disciples, and begins
healing the sick.
Today’s reading is Matthew 3. Matthew recounts how John the
Baptist was in the Wilderness, preaching and baptizing. It also shares about
how John baptizes Jesus, albeit not without some hesitation at first.
John the Baptist interests me a lot. From a human
perspective, it seems he could be seen as an embarrassing figure. Let’s go ahead and look more in depth.
I've a confession to make. I've been a professing Christian for nearly 25 years. But I'm not a very disciplined one. Outside of small groups or Bible Studies, I don't spend a lot of time reading the Word. It's something I mean to change. Fortunately for me, resources for this are easier and easier to find.