What part of v. 17 refers to John the Baptist & which to Jesus?
The dirge _________
The dance _________
Matthew 11:16-17, 16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 We played the pipe for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
- Jesus said regardless of how God has spoken to you, you do not listen.
- Pay attention to what God is saying to you ’cause He is always at work around you even right in front of you.
- V. 18 – John the Baptist’s message was mourning over sin (not eating or drinking).
- V. 19 – Jesus’ message was dancing in celebration of new life through Him (eating & drinking).