Matthew 3:6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
John the Baptist was out preaching and teaching the need for repentance. He was also baptizing them in the Jordan river. Baptism was a public display that people made to let everyone know about the internal decision that they had made to repent. They were baptized AS they confessed their sins to let everyone know that they had repented. Once we have asked God’s forgiveness and repented from our sins, do we make that decision public and let others know our decision?
Lord, I pray that each day, whether it is initially through baptism, or later through telling others, that I would make my decision to follow Jesus public for all to see and know. Thank you for your salvation for all.