Today's Daily Bread
HE MUST BECOME GREATER
1. Jesus is the bridegroom (22-30)
When John's disciples reported that all people were going to Jesus to be baptized, John was not jealous at all. He used it to testify that he was not the Messiah but Jesus is. John accepted God's sovereignty joyfully and humbly as a friend of the bridegroom Jesus who should take his bride. He never forgot his mission as the forerunner of the Messiah saying, "He must become greater; I must become less"
2. Jesus gives eternal life (31-36)
John says again that he is from the earth and speaks only earthly things. But Jesus is from above. He is above all. He bears witness to what he has seen and heard. But no one receives his testimony. However, to anyone who receives Jesus, God gives him eternal life. But those who don't receive him will not see life but the wrath of God remains on him.