FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Scripture: Luke 3:1-6
Luke 3:1-6 say, “Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”’” Walking in righteousness saves us from judgment! John the Baptist had the assignment of preparing the way of the Lord and making the crooked places straight. He had the assignment of leading people to repent so they could be in readiness to welcome the message of salvation and receive it. That was his assignment. God revives such assignments in the last days among the prophets. Repentance has always been our friend. It is our friend and it is the doorway to life. As we remember this truth we can stay on track and survive. In doing so we walk in peace and harmony with God!