He must increase, but I must decrease.
By this point in the Gospel of John, Jesus’ ministry is in high gear and John is clear that Jesus is the Messiah.
I would imagine that this was tough for John. The gospels describe large crowds going out to see John in the wilderness baptizing at the River Jordan. John had a great deal of notoriety, but now he is willing to give that all away so that the ministry of Jesus can continue to grow.
What are the things in your life that must decrease in order for God to increase?
The Rev. Jimmy Abbott