We all have a role in preparing the way for Jesus’ next Advent.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 3:2 "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
Read - Matthew 3:1–12; Mark 1:1–8; Luke 3:1–18
John’s preparation of the people was a heart preparation for he knew that when a heart is changed then all externals will work themselves out. Luke’s account tells more of what these external might look like and you will see them as issues of social justice.
Lord, I repent of my sin and turn to God.
https://www.gotquestions.org/brood-of-vipers.html - Brood of Vipers?
John admonished the religious leaders to ‘prove by the way they live that they had repented and turned to God’. What about salvation by faith alone? These men were leaning upon something other than faith alone for they had committed their faith into their own bloodline rather than in the point of their bloodline (the coming Messiah). John called them to prove their heart changing faith by life-changing action. This is what Obedient Service looks like. We come to Know and Love God through faith in Christ and that faith produces action!