I love reading John 3, not just because of John 3:16, but because of the other spiritual meat that you can find. In this chapter we see Nicodemus, considered a spiritual leader, learning that it isn’t about blind obedience to rules and regulations, but it is about being born of the Spirit — something that happens when we are in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
But what really stands out to me is John the Baptist’s understanding of His role. He was making an impact, with disciples and people following him. When his disciples saw that more people were heading over to Jesus, and they probably were getting a little jealous. Maybe for their own sakes, or for his namesake,
but John knew his role — point people to Jesus.
He wasn’t concerned about his role or how people looked at him. He wasn’t concerned at how many people were following him, or leaving to follow Jesus. He just did what he was called to do.
Do we know our role?
Are we seeking to do what He has called us to do? Sometimes our ability to fulfill our role enables others to fulfill theirs. We should be willing to do anything, but desiring to do that which He calls us to do.