05/04/19 – John 3:22-4:3; Psalm 104:24-35; Proverbs 14:22-23
Scripture constantly gives us examples for our daily living. Today’s reading reminded me of the reality that there are times when I must humble myself, “step back,” and allow someone else to complete a mission we have both been sharing. I think of the New Testament example of Barnabas who stepped-aside to accommodate Paul’s becoming the prominent leader he was.
And today we see John the Baptist do the same:
John 3: 27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”