Bring forth fruit of true repentance, do not say among yourselves,

“We are kin to Abraham, so we’re in need of nothing else.”

You can’t flee the wrath that’s coming. You’re a bunch of snakes, no less.

God can make from stones around you kin of Abraham to bless.


Judgment’s coming like an axe that cuts down trees right to their roots.

Bring forth fruit of true repentance or that axe will come for you.

If you have two coats, then share one. If you’ve food, then feed the poor.

Keep the law regarding taxes, and avoid the use of force.


People’s hopes began to rise and they began to wonder if

John, perhaps, might be the One who came to free them from their sin.

But he pointed to the one whose sandals he dared not untie.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to baptize us with life.


Image: “Sandals for Sale” by flyover is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Text:  David Alexander, 2009  CCO

Source:  Luke 3:8-17

Tune:  Deerhurst, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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