Matthew 3:1-2 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” CEB
Matthew records John’s challenge, “Change your hearts and lives!” Our society seems to get that. We support a world-wide self-help industry. We’re not stupid…we know we can be better…we want to be better…we strive to be better but…how? Matthew records John’s challenge to decide is it really self-help we want OR to be complete and have changed lives?
There are good self-help books available with “ten easy steps to a better you.” John’s solution is a simple one-step plan to a complete you: Jesus. “Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” It’s Who…Not How.