Friday, April 4, 2014

To Decrease

I keep trying to write this post and it keeps not coming together. Perhaps now, proctoring a test for the next hour and 15 minutes (love my job!), I'll be able to make it sound coherent...

Remember John the Baptist? How when his disciples came to him complaining,“Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him" (John 3:26), John's response wasn't anything like what we would have given... "He must increase, but I must decrease." (vs. 30)

Because I mean, you think about it. Do I like to decrease? In anything? I can't handle decreasing sleep, let alone something more "major."

But anyways (says the part that likes to avoid) John was talking about Jesus--God, really. Aren't we supposed to have Jesus increase in our lives?

Well yes...but also...take a look at this verse...

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2 Cor. 8:9)

Jesus (our Example right?) had the same attitude His cousin did. Only, He decreased for our sakes.

People's sakes. Humanity's sake.

So shouldn't I?

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