Matthew 3:4–6 (ESV)
John the Baptist Prepare the Way
4 Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the
Jordan were going out to him, 6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
I have always referred
to this as the fashion show. John is sporting a Calvin Klein camel’s hair coat, accessorized with a Alexander Julian leather belt. Ok… I may be putting too much into this, but I think it is funny. Why does the Bible mention this?
Because he is wearing the clothes of a prophet. The people would have recognized John as a prophet. Not only is he dressed different, but his diet is different. That’s why it is mentioned. People from all over were coming
to see this strange man… the prophet John.
I pray: O Lord, help me to focus on you and to hunger for your Word. Amen.