The Man Has a Point
Apparently, no one ever told John that it is rude to point. He spent his life pointing. He pointed to the prophecies of scriptures that foretold the coming of the Messiah. He pointed to Jesus as the Son of God. He pointed out the need for everyone to repent and be baptised. He shook his finger int he ace of Pharisees and Sadducees for their hypocrisy. He aimed a warning finger at King Herod and his wife or living in a marriage that was neither lawful nor moral. That pretty much sealed his fate.
Like many others, when Herod listened to John, he was “greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him” (Mark 6:20). We often have mixed feelings about those who point us to God. Do we need to repent and live a new way? What must be left behind for us to enter God’s reign more fully?