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Although Jesus called John the Baptist “the greatest of all prophets”, John himself did not feel worthy to be called one of Jesus’ slaves tasked with unfastening his shoes. John 1:27, He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. John should help each of us to be humbled and realize how much we must lay aside our pride and know how inadequate we are to serve Christ. Jesus chooses us to have the privilege of being used by Him and for His glory even though we fall short of being adequate for the task on our own.

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