Luk 3:7 For this reason, he was saying to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “Offspring of vipers! Who warned you to escape from the coming wrath?
Luk 3:8 Therefore produce evidence of your repentance! And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham, a father.’ because I say to you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Luk 3:9 And even now the ax is aimed at the root of the trees; so every tree not producing good fruit is best cut down and thrown into the fire.”
no inclusion without proof
At Christmastime, everybody seems to want to celebrate the birth of Christ. But the kingdom which Christ inaugurated by his birth is an exclusive one. There is no inclusion into that kingdom without proof of repentance. That proof is the commitment signified by water baptism and a transformed life, producing righteousness and fairness. Before you put up your tree to celebrate your saviour’s birth, make sure he is your saviour.
LORD, change our lives, so that we prove the Jesus is our king.