We must carry out all that God requires…because He says and because we want to.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 3:15 - But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.
Read - Matthew 3:13–17; Mark 1:9–11; Luke 3:21–23
Affirmation. People seek it if they don’t have it from the ones most important to them (parents, bosses, etc.). God the Father affirmed God the Son publicly. We should do the same with our own children. We should also know that the Father who found Joy in Christ also finds joy in us as we Follow Him.
Lord, I will obey Your will…starting with Baptism.
https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-baptized.html - Was Jesus baptism important?
You were Made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and that should be where Your identity rests…both as God’s Creation in His image and as God’s Child as His son/daughter if you are a follower of Christ and have been Mended by Christ. The Father identified the Son in today’s text. You bring similar pleasure to God and you can find similar security and identity in Knowing that God loves you and finds joy in you. Rest in that.