Monday, January 17, 2011
God the Father Speaks. God the Son Speaks.
Jesus is being baptized by John. The first words Jesus speaks in the book of Matthew are recorded here.
Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented."
To fulfill all righteousness...
Then its God the Father's turn. Jesus goes through with the baptism and God speaks...
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
What an event! What an endorsement!
1. This is my Son.
2. Whom I love.
3. With him I am well pleased!!