Bible Study Moment: John the Baptist

In Luke’s account of the ministry of John the Baptist in Luke 3; John gives some practical answers to how the people should act after being baptized. Starting in verse 10 he tells them that those who have two shirts should share with those who have none, as well as sharing food; tax collectors should collect no more than they are authorized; soldiers should not cheat or harass anyone and be content with their pay.

The other gospel accounts don’t mention these specifics. The message in Matthew 3 is more “fire and brimstone”.


Mark Phillips