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John the Baptist – another lesson in humility

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John went from being the main attraction, to being left in the dust. He went from having swarms of people flocking to him, listening intently to his message, and being baptized by him; to being almost forgotten in prison. How do you think he felt about this dramatic turn of events? Here’s how…

“I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” (Luke 3:16)

“He (Jesus) must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)

Jesus must become greater; John must become less. Is this part of our prideful tendency, to seek greater attention for others?

We should all follow John’s example. It’s not about us; we should point the way to Jesus. That takes humility, but what a glorious humility it is.

Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

2 thoughts on “John the Baptist – another lesson in humility

  1. “…..but what a glorious humility it is.”

    Yes, indeed!

    I Peter 5:6, gives us a wonderful promise; “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,”

    Blessings, E.D.

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  2. Actual topic,

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