He Must Increase – Us Too

31 Dec

The notion that God would have us put ourselves down to make Him bigger is completely wrong. In fact, from His perspective, it’s heartbreaking. You’ll hear this taking place in worship services across the country. How many of us believe He gets a rise out of our demeaning ourselves? Who do we think He is? What father enjoys this? We’re literally telling Him that what Jesus accomplished on the cross wasn’t worth spit. We didn’t get it; we’re still scum. We deny the very righteousness He freely gave us and choose to proclaim its ineffectiveness in our lives. And we do it in a sense of worship, no less. This is catastrophic! Believe it or not, when you reject someone’s compliment and “give God all the glory,” He doesn’t receive an ounce of glory.… God’s heart desires that all his glory be upon his children. He is not in competition with us; He is our greatest promoter.

Darin Hufford

The Misunderstood God, Windblown, 2009, 102.

5 Responses to “He Must Increase – Us Too”

  1. Linda Cooney December 31, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    This one blew me away. It’s exactly how I see myself SCUM. It’s given me a taste of a really good father. I’m gobsmacked. It’s hard to even see myself as he see me. Maybe the penny is starting to drop. Thank you so much for this post :)))

  2. Heather December 31, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Thank you so much Paul! I especially enjoyed the words concerning compliments.

  3. AlyD December 31, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    SWEET ^_^

  4. jeremypenwarden January 1, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    I agree. We’re not meant to emulate John the Baptist, but Jesus

  5. Gordon January 14, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    Yes!! We must realize that because John the Baptist was the last of the OT Prophets, it was correct for him to say that he must decrease as Jesus increases, because Jesus was bringing to mankind a totally New Covenant.

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