Random Thoughts from Reading Matthew

John the Baptist

“And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3)

This was a good reminder for me, just in thinking about doubt, and spiritually hard times, that even the best, those we would consider the most spiritually mature, have doubts. Here is John the Baptist, in jail, wondering what is going on, having already announced that this Jesus was the Son of God who takes away the sin of the world, and yet things aren’t exactly as he thought they would be. Jesus isn’t what even he expected. But there is a difference I think, as I ponder this passage, a difference between John and the Pharisees. Because John sought Christ out, he sought Christ to know the truth – whereas the Pharisees didn’t want the truth, but only sought to make Jesus say something wrong so that they could condemn Him to death. The difference is striking.

May I always remember to turn to Jesus in hard times, when I don’t understand what is going on, and be willing to take the answer He gives.


One Response to Random Thoughts from Reading Matthew

  1. Lee says:

    Ah- thanks for this.

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