Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones. [Luke 3:8 NLT]
Later on in the scriptures Paul writes to the Galatians telling them that "the real children of Abraham are those who put their faith in God." Being a spiritually born person has never been about bloodlines. Never been about Christian denominations. Being a child of Abraham has always been about faith.
If history teaches us anything it instructs us that bad things are sometimes done by religious people. So it was back then with the religious leaders. Seeing these come for baptism John wants evidence that these folks have turned to God. In doing so he is teaching that baptism is an issue of faith not heritage.
Teach us Lord how to live as true children of Abraham. Teach us to walk by faith.
... this devotion is part of a series about John the Baptist.