Set – Apart 

WORTHY THOUGHT: God has given us each a purpose for living, and we can trust Him to guide us.

A special, wild- looking man that had no power or position in the Jesus political system but was talked about in all four of the gospels was John the Baptist.

God appointed John the Baptist to be set apart for God’s services. 

His coming was predicted in Isaiah 40:3 -announcing the coming of Jesus, The Savior! John the Baptist spoke and people were moved by his words because he spoke truth. 

As the crowds came, he pointed beyond himself and pointed them to Jesus. 

“Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the World’s sin! He is the one I was talking about when I said, “Soon a man far greater than I am is coming, who existed long before me!” (John 1:29-31) 

John the Baptist’s job clearly showed through his obedience to God. John pointed, prepared and announced the coming of the true Messiah whom they were looking for. 

Today people are looking for someone to give them security in an insecure world. 

Our job as believers like John the Baptist, is to point them to Jesus and show the people Jesus is the one they seek.   

Jesus said, “Truly, of all men ever born, none shines more brightly than John the Baptist.(Matthew 11:11)

We are all called to be Set-Apart from the World and point others to Jesus too!  

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

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