Keep asking the right question.
Luke 3:20 “What should we do then?” the crowd asked.”
Three sets of people now respond to John’s message in the same way.
It’s a great question.
It is amazing how Luke records this passage.
The next few verses contain truths for every day living.
It indicates discipleship in our very core of our lives. John will go on to apply the message to the area of their life which is most central.
‘How should we apply your message to our lives?’
‘What changes should we make?’
‘What are the action points?’
Throughout our life we need to keep asking this same question.
‘What should I do?’
‘How do I do this?’
‘How do I produce fruit?’
‘How do I change?’
‘How do I prepare the way for the Lord?’
‘How do I make straight paths for him?’
There isn’t anything wrong with our ‘knowing’ but it would appear there is a lot of things wrong with our ‘doing’.
We know so much. We have read every book there is but all that has grown is our minds.
Discipleship isn’t a programme or a book to follow together. Discipleship is to do mission, it is to make disciples, it is to bear fruit.
Perhaps right now whether it is to your ‘John the Baptist’ figure or in prayer to the Lord you can ask:
‘What should I do now?’