“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
To live as a new creation and succeed it is quite simple. John says it best in his gospel with this one statement. That God must increase and I must decrease. I really like the way the New Living Translation of the bible puts it “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” The idea behind this is infinite, that means it is without any end. We must constantly be humbling ourselves over and over again. This is easier said than done. We are a proud and stubborn people, who have a desire to be made famous and put upfront. To make Jesus greater was well said by Lisa Lloyd on Sunday, “WE must make God famous, that is living out this command that God must increase.”
- Have you ever felt like you need to decrease in a area of your life?
- Do you think it is easy to allow God to increase and allow yourself to be less important?
- What is one thing you can do today that will make him increase and you decrease?