What Jesus Did! 'Our Path to Greatness' — John 3:30

Thursday, February 24, 2022

[About Jesus, John the Baptizer said,] "He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less."
— John 3:30 NLT

Key Thought

Want to be great? Want to do something great? Want to be great for God? Want to be a blessing for others in Jesus' name? Then live so that others will know more of Jesus and less of you. That was the theme of John the Baptizer's life!

Today's Prayer

Father, I know the path to true greatness, but I have trouble following it. Please give me the courage to follow it with passion. Please conform me more fully to the character and nature of your Son. When people have been with me, may they know something more of your love for them in Jesus, my Savior, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 4:5-7
  • Matthew 18:1-3
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1


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Illustration of John 3:30 NLT — [About Jesus, John the Baptizer said,] "He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.