We see John the Baptist as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. He was called to challenge the religious elitism of the day that put men in bondage. To tear down the prideful mountains of the Pharisees and to exalt the downtrodden poor in spirit oppressed by them. As with all the ministry, John was called to a voice, not to exalt himself. We should follow John’s example of simply being a voice to point others to the Lamb.