Now this is the testimony of John ... "I am 'the voice of one crying in the wilderness: "make straight the way of the LORD," ' as the prophet Isaiah said."
~ John 1:19,23 (NKJV)
Jesus said of John the Baptist, "... there is not a greater prophet ... but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
John's greatness lay not in being herald to Jesus, but in his view of himself. He readily faded into the scenery when Jesus appeared. He spoke truth without regard for his own well being. He dared not even call himself a prophet, but only a voice.
Each of us is simply clay formed in image of divinity—to reveal divinity as His hands and heart and voice.
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for disposal of refuse?
~ Romans 9:21 (TNIV)
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