|CHRIST is greater than ME
CHRIST > ME
James C. Guy
In John 3, the disciples of John "The Baptist" were comparing the ministry of John to that of Jesus. John reminded them that he was not the Christ, but that he was simply sent to prepare the way before Him. Then, in verse 30, John told his disciples, "He must increase, but I must decrease." That's a good reminder for those involved in spreading the gospel, and for all of us as we live the Christian life. We must be careful not to think of our talents and success in preaching and teaching as being of ourselves. We must all remember that our very salvation is the "gift of God" (Romans 3:23). We must always remember that "we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord," (II Corinthians 4:5). Let Christ increase in our lives and in the light we share with the world as we decrease by humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God (I Peter 5:6).
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