This week we see Jesus speaking about His messengers.
What do you look for in a spiritual leader?
Challenging unrighteousness doesn’t offer a way-out of guilt and shame.
Romans 1:18 If you sin, and seek to justify yourself you "by (your) unrighteousness, suppress the truth"
Jesus draws our attention to the excellence John has shown in the role of prophet and then contrasts this with the place of the disciple of Jesus.
The message today is that the meek and lowly servant of God,
following God, simply, faithfully,
makes all the difference in the world
and is great.