Jan 19

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Jan 19 “The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare the Lords way, straighten his path. Every valley will be filled and every high place leveled. Crooked places will be straightened, rough places smoothened, and all humanity will see Gods salvation.

The crowds coming from Jerusalem, Judea and all around Jordan for baptism and confessing their sins included Pharisees and Sadducees. John told them, “You breed1 of snakes! Who warned you to escape the coming wrath? Produce fruit of repentance. Dont excuse yourself by saying Abraham is our father.2 I say that God can raise children for Abraham from these stones.3 The axe of Gods judgment is poised ready to cut down4 for burning, the root of every tree not producing good fruit.”