We can rise too high but we can never stoop too low. The Apostle Paul was saved through a personal visit from Jesus, granted a vision of the heavens, and given the ability to raise the dead. But when he introduced himself, he simply stated, “I, Paul, am God’s slave” (Titus 1:1 MSG).
John the Baptist is remembered in Scripture as the one who resolved: ”He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). Humility is the appropriate response to God’s love. What gift are you giving that he did not first give? You love. But who loved you first?
As Stephen’s accusers reached for their rocks, the Scripture says, “Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit. . .saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand” (Acts 7:55 NLT). If we will remember Jesus, he will remember us.