May 13, 2016

John 1:24-28

Why do you do what you do?

John the Baptizer’s job was to prepare the people for Jesus. The Pharisees and other religious leaders could not understand what he was doing. He wasn’t the Messiah, Elijah, nor the prophet, yet he was baptizing people. He was doing work for one whom he was “not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” Untying one’s sandal was a slave’s job and John the Baptizer says he shouldn’t even be allowed to do that.

This same Christ is the one we serve as well. We are not worthy to serve him, yet Christ chooses to use us for his Kingdom. That is an awesome honor and responsibility. All Christ-followers have a job to do. We all have gifts and talents to use for the Kingdom of God. Why do you do what you do? I do what I do because God allows me to do it, and I want to thank him for that honor.