RE Verse reading–Matthew 3 (day four). “And John consented” (vs 15). Is this my story? I hope so. In another example of John’s humility, Matthew 3:15 tells of his willingness to act in a way that is “outside his comfort zone”, contrary to his own preference and logic. (the baptism of Christ) To consent translates a word that means “to send away” (ie to send away all the protests or counter considerations–to end the debate). Whether John was persuaded by the argument or just humble enough to recognize the superior rank of Christ the scripture doesn’t say. What it does say is that John possessed the requirement of every spiritually successful soul–a soft and obedient heart. “Have thine own way, Lord. Have thine own way. Thou art the potter. I am the clay” we sing in affirmation of this unbending truth. Which is it? Do you want YOUR way or HIS? Is your heart soft or stubborn to the direction of God?