John the Baptist enters the scene in Matthew Chapter 3.
I find this to be quite interesting because in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, John was introduced right at the start, even before Jesus himself.
And in the gospel according to John, John the Baptist is sandwiched between the “Word of God” and the testimony of Jesus as the Lamb.
Just the positioning of John the Baptist in the New Testament illustrates how perfect God is with his pattern of faith.
Since Holy Spirit is leading the way, and men are writing down what He says, then everything in scripture has a time and a place; and as the reader is led by his Spirit, the words on the page begin to make sense.
There is much more to learn about John the Baptist, like is he really the prophet Elijah; and where does John come from, and is he related to Jesus? If he was the most anointed prophet then why did he live homeless in the wilderness, and why was he allowed to be beheaded?
These are things that I will investigate and write about in the near future. For now I will marinate on how amazing God is with recording himself through the New Testament journalists.