This is Part Three of this week’s Tuesday Night Bible Study and we will be looking at the accusing question the hostile delegation from Jerusalem confronted John with, namely, “Who are you?” Our study this week is on the testimony of John the Baptist and is found in John 1:19-23.
Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Make straight the way of the LORD,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” (John 1:19-23)
But setting their question aside for the moment, John’s answer will compel each of us to become more like Christ. His humility is contagious. And his wisdom and unwavering focus on his mission, is convicting. It’s something quite enviable.
Be blessed by John’s words and ask the Lord what you can learn about your own priorities in life compared with those of John the Baptist.