John the Baptist had the distinct honor of preparing the hearts of many people for the coming of Jesus. He could have found great self-importance in that role. But Instead, he made a point to know his place and faithfully serve there. That is one reason his ministry was so impactful.
We can take on a similar ministry today. So many people in the world still need to hear that they can find forgiveness and a new purpose in life. But to be as effective as John, we have to keep our focus on helping people see more of the Lord, and less of us.
“There is nothing that will keep a person from Christ like a good opinion of himself.”
“He must become greater; I must become less. The One who comes from above is above all. “