DAILY BIBLE READING:

Judges 19:1–20:48 
John 3:22–4:3 
Psalm 104:24-35 
Proverbs 14:22-24

BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:

John 3:30 (CSB) “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Our verse for today come from the mouth of John the Baptist. He was told that Jesus’ crowds were getting bigger and bigger. It’s as if John’s followers were getting at least a little bit jealous and expected John the Baptist to share those sentiments.

But, he didn’t. He acknowledged that people must focus more upon Jesus and less upon John.

Why?

Because John’s ministry pointed to Jesus. John’s ministry prepared the way for Jesus. 

So, as John’s task was coming to an end and Jesus’ ministry was beginning, John said that it was supposed to be this way. Jesus was supposed to “increase” while John was supposed to “decrease.”

Those words could and should be used by us. It should be our desire to make much of Jesus and little of us.

Whether or not this happens depends upon who we give the credit to when something goes well. It depends upon whether our actions and words are demonstrating that our belief in and love for our God are heart-felt.

John the Baptist’s words should be our own. Are they?