Pointing to Jesus

John 1:35-37 WEB

Again, the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples, [36] and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” [37] The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

John the Baptist showed his humility by pointing to Jesus. Pride often masquerades as humility. But pride is easy to discern. Pride wants attention, glory, and praise. Ministers struggling with pride draw the attention of the sheep to themselves rather than to Jesus.

Many ministers make themselves so visible the love of the sheep goes to them rather than Jesus. We have all seen the minister that says the most profound and amazing things. The chatter around them goes along the lines of “profound, amazing, brilliant.” You don’t hear much about Jesus from the sheep, rather, you hear about the minister.

Lord, please give me the grace to point others to you and to avoid drawing your glory to myself. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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