by Darcy L. Watkins
He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:29,30)
Here we see John the Baptist expressing the attitude of a Friend of Jesus Christ. He delights in giving Christ the preeminence in ministry.
This attitude is important for those in ministry today, particularly those in up front ministries such as worship leading and preaching.
We need to ensure that we direct people towards Christ and then get out of the way. We then ought to rejoice when our particular phase of ministry completes its course and it’s time for God to move in the next one.
We ought to always give Christ the preeminence, (Col 1:18).