June 28th, 2016
John the Baptist said about Jesus, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). This was not John’s reluctant admission, this was his joy. God was at work, and God is at work, through His Son to bring eternal life to all who turn from sin and receive Him as Savior and Lord. John knew that what was at stake was nothing less than eternal redemption.
E. Stanley Jones once asked Mahatma Gandhi how Christianity could become naturalized to India. Gandhi responded in part, “I would suggest first of all that all of you Christians, missionaries and all, begin to live more like Jesus Christ.”*
How did Jesus live? “[H]e made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:7-8).
What would happen if we, His followers, made His example our model for life and ministry?
* E. Stanley Jones, The Christ of the Indian Road (New York: Abingdon Press, 1925).
Author: Duane Brush