“John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose”.1
We live in a day where self is exalted (self-esteem, self-image, self-love, self-improvement…). As we focus upon ourselves, we have forgotten what it means to be humble. In fact, we have become so busy making others “tie our shoes.” As a result, we are a society of spiritual snobs and crybabies.
When I search my heart, and see the depravity that exists, I am so grateful for the blood of Jesus that keeps on cleansing me from all sin. I have come to realize that all that could be called good in my life is a direct result of the grace of God. I also acknowledge the fact that I am but a servant, not even worthy to untie the latchet of my Lord’s sandals. Yet I am grateful that He loves me, He gave His life for me, and He even became a servant to die on the cross for me. So now there should no longer be any room for self in my heart… Pastor Stevens
- John 1:26–27 [↩]