He must increase, I must decrease

19 07 2006

To this John replied, “A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘ i am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him. the bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater and I must become less.” John 4:27-30

 As i was reading this last night, John the Baptist set the example of a life that’s centered in Christ, to the effect that he is willing and gladly die to himself, so Jesus can become greater. How often, we are doing things for ourselves, for our benefit, for our gain, the only way to be transformed into the likeness of Christ is be like Christ, that’s where Pride must die, that’s where Self must decrease so Jesus in us might increase.

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