He must increase, but I must decrease.”
John 3:30 ESV
Is this verse for you today? Please bear with me. John, the prophet that declared the coming of the Messiah said this while the Messiah was being revealed. Now Johns disciples was saying that people are now going to Jesus & being baptized by Him(although it was His disciples I’m sure).
Johns following was decreasing,so John is saying he must decrease as well so the attention can be on the Bridegroom & not the Bridegrooms friend(John).
But is this verse applicable to you today?
Today, the Bridegroom lives inside of you.
You died with Him on the cross & rose to life with Jesus.
I believe the works of the flesh, is not yours, so I do not claim those deeds as my own. But does that mean I don’t take responsibility for them? Of course not, I take responsibility for the righteousness that Christ gave me with integrity & cast off any deed that contradicts that which I’m called for. Paul says to put off those deeds of the flesh, this implies that they aren’t part of you anymore.
I’m called to walk & talk like Christ, He didn’t not just call me to avoid being like the old me. Jesus the Son of God is my example to follow after.
So do i decrease? No, in fact He increases me in Him for His glory & this is me growing up in Him, I am not fully matured yet in how I live..I’m going for it though!