As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water… And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:16-17

The Lord Jesus had no sin. He didn’t need to publicly demonstrate dying to sin and rising to walk in a new way of life. But his baptism foreshadowed the purpose for which he came to earth – to die for your sins and mine, and to rise from the dead, mighty to save. No wonder God expressed such delight in his beloved Son.

Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 18

Bible in One Year: Luke 8 26-56; Genesis 13=14; Psalm 7