HE MUST INCREASE


HE MUST INCREASE

John 3:30 (NKJV) He must increase, but I must decrease.

True fulfillment in life comes when we let Jesus increase in our lives, and when we decrease.  Think of the person who made the statement from today’s passage.  John, the cousin of Jesus, was having great popularity in his ministry.  People were coming from all over to be baptized by him.  Then one day, Jesus came and John recognized who He was.  He heard the Voice, He saw the Dove, and he said to Jesus, “I need to be baptized by you, not the other way around.”

Now people come to John and say, “Hey John, that guy you were talking about, well, His ministry is getting bigger than yours.  More people are coming to Him than to you.”  This could have caused jealousy in John, but he knew his mission on earth.  He knew that all that he had was not his own.  He knew that as a steward, he was to manage what God had given him.  We only have what our Father God knows we can handle, and if we are faithful with that, He will bless us with more.

The law of increase says, “If you want more, be faithful with what you have now.”  Faithfulness is the key to everything in the kingdom of God.  Faithfulness is how we are when no one is looking.  John was faithful to his calling when people saw him baptizing people, and when he was alone in the wilderness. That is true faithfulness!

So when John made this amazing statement, “He must increase, but I must decrease,” he did not even have to think of what he would say.  It was already in his heart because of the lifestyle of stewardship that he had lived. 

All that we have today is what God has entrusted to us, and we need to be faithful to it.  We must let God increase, and we must humble ourselves.  We must hand it all over to God, and when God calls us home, we can have the full assurance in our hearts that we will hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).  That is what I want to hear, how about you?

Confession:  Today, I choose to let God increase in my life and to let myself decrease.  I want people to see more of the Father in my life, and less of my shortcomings.  Today, I choose to let God live big in me!

Today’s Bible Reading

Exodus 28

Matthew 25:31 – 26:13

Psalms 31:9-18

Proverbs 8:12-13

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 1, Exodus 2, Exodus 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 26:1-30

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 19:1-6

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 1, Exodus 2, Exodus 3

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 26:1-30

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 19:1-6