And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. (Luke 7:24-29)
Today’s Morsel: Throughout history, many men and women have left great legacies. When we tour museums, historical monuments and sites, we read about their accomplishments. When John sent his disciples to Jesus to ask if He was the one that should come, Jesus not only sent John the message that He was, but He also began to elevate John’s life. There is an old saying, “When you elevate others, others will elevate you.” John came preaching repentance for the Kingdom of God was at hand. In other words, John was elevating Jesus before He came. To which Jesus also elevated John once Jesus arrived. When we read about John’s life, not only is he credited with laying the foundation for the new birth, repentance and water baptism, and telling the people that once Jesus came He would baptize them with the Holy Ghost and with fire, but he is called the messenger and forerunner for Christ. That is a legacy worth noting. Are you leaving a legacy for your part in the gospel? What will people read that you did for Jesus?
Sing: I’m gonna lift up the name of Jesus! I’m gonna tell of my joy since He came. I’m gonna sing of His power every day and every hour, I’m gonna lift up that wonderful name!
Thought For Today: When you live your life for Jesus, you will leave an everlasting legacy.