What did Jesus mean by asking the people if they'd gone to the Wilderness to see a "reed swayed by the wind?"

What did Jesus mean by a reed swayed by every breath of wind?

Luke 7:24

NIV - 24 After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind?

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Mini David Service

The juxtaposition between a swaying reed and a man in fine clothes is used to draw attention to some of the frivolous reasons some people went to see John. Jesus is pointing out that John is more than a prophet. Jesus is also hoping that those that investigate Jesus statement will be directed to Jesus.

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