TOPIC: JESUS MUST BECOME GREATER
TEXT: JOHN 3:22-36
Jesus took His disciples to the Judean rural area for a retreat and later conducted baptism too, like John the Baptizer. Note the John's disciples heard that Jesus was baptizing and that those going to Him were increasing in number while very few were going to John. It is normal for your followers to feel uncomfortable when they see someone younger than you in the ministry, perhaps someone you even mentored, becoming more popular while you are diminishing.
But John the Baptizer placed these happenings in the right perspective thus: "He (Jesus Christ) must become greater; I must become less" (vs. 30). This explains John's earlier words that "a person can receive only what is given them from heaven" and that his "joy is now complete" because Jesus had taken His rightful position in the master plan of God's will.
Jesus must take the most important place in our lives at all times.
What place does Jesus occupy in your life today?
I surrender all to the Jesus and to Him alone. I bow in order that He will be magnified. Help me accept this offering today, in Jesus name, Amen.