YouVersion Reformation Reading Plan, day 290
Where does John the Baptist get the idea of baptism?
…“The time is fulfilled; and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
…“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
This has to be the weirdest metaphor in Scripture: the people of Israel as a loincloth (verse 11).
Drunkenness leads to dashing against one another (verses 13-14).