MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Scripture: Matthew 3:7-12
Matthew 3:7-12 reveals a second group of people coming to hear John with a very different heart! The first group embraced met-an-oy-eh-o, as evidenced by their repentance. The second wave of people concerned John much more because they were the leaders. The leaders were commanded to bring forth fruit worthy of met-an-oy-eh-o/repentance. If there is no repentance, there is no maturity. If there is no growth, there is no development. The fruit of development is the fearful expectation of judgment. John was still looking for the change of mind. Repentance was the number one issue. It is mentioned twice in this passage and without it, there was unquenchable fire.