He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
– John 1:8
John the Baptist was a faithful witness of the Light of God, in a dark, dark world. And as a result, he was a martyr. Which, incidentally, is a word that comes from the Greek root that is here translated “bear witness” (μαρτυρέω).
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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