It often seems that the necessary path to get ahead in life is through a selfish pursuit of pride and conquest. Those who make it big are hardly ever humble and meek, but instead they are men who will stop at nothing to get ahead.
Think with me for a moment about the giants in our society. Do we praise athletes who sit quietly and praise their teammates, or do we lift up men who boast in their abilities and put on sport center highlights to be seen?
John 1:8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
This coming week we are going to look at Jesus calling his first disciples. The interesting thing about the calling of the first disciples is that they were John's disciples before they were Jesus'.
How often do we live this life for our glory or advancement? As Christians our call is to do the same as John did- deny ourselves and magnify Christ. When Christ is in our lives we have a hope that the world needs and desires, and the question for you and for me is whether we point them to Christ or to ourselves.