Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Why are you coming to me? I am the one who needs to be baptized by you. He said, the message of the Law and the Prophets teach us that we need to come to God. And that's a good message because we do. John the Baptist is shouting as best as he can come to God come to God. John says that the way you come to him is through confession and baptism. But now, God comes to us. And he wants to be baptized by human hands. And John says, Wait a minute, why are you coming to me? That's not the message. We need to come to you. Jesus came to us, because we are incapable of coming to him. The gospel is that God has come to us. God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves, tries we might we falter, we fail we sin. We know God is worthy and deserving of all of our, our allegiance, our life, our obedience, but yet we fail. We try to come to him. But we can't seem to make up that vast distance. And the laws, a great reminder of that. So John asks, Why are you coming to me? And Jesus, he says, in effect, I had to come. Because you are incapable of coming to me. The law has shown us this distance, but Jesus has made it up. That's the good news. The gospel is that God loves us so much that he has come to us. That was God's plan all along. So let's hear Jesus answer to John's question today. He came to you because you couldn't come to him. He did it out of love for you. He did it out of love for the whole world. He made up the distance for you. And he has not delayed showing his love for you. Until you show your love for him. Now, the news is much better than that. God is so much better than that. So let him transform our thinking, your thinking my thinking today and give you joy. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's a prayer that I have for my family. And that's the prayer that I have for you. May it be so.
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