05/01/19 – John 1:29-51; Psalm 102:1-28; Proverbs 14:15-16
I think today’s reading continues to give us insight into the inspired mission of John the Baptist. He stated (and knew) that he was not the Messiah and his mission was to come to “prepare the way” for the true Messiah.
John 1: 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
John did not, enviously call his disciples back to him — he accepted that they would now be following the true Lamb of God.