John the Baptist has always been one of my heroes. Not a normal, every-day kind of guy. I can relate to that.
John’s humility, his continuous desire to point people to Jesus rather than himself, is another way I want to grow more like him.
Many people followed John, but he did not take advantage of that and make himself out to be someone important. He was quick to say he was not the Messiah, Elijah or a profit. He said he was not even worth untying Jesus’ sandals.
He believed what God had told him about Jesus and spoke it with confidence, saying Jesus was God, God’s son, the one to bring grace.
John encouraged some of his own disciples to leave him and follow Jesus.
I pray that I can be more humble like he was, and can encourage people to follow God rather than to pay attention to me.
John 1:29: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”