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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). We are finite beings. It follows, therefore, that when Christ increases in us, the rest of us (our flesh) must decrease. We have never been a church that focuses on the activity of the devil and spiritual warfare; and we have never been a church that focuses on sin. That does not mean we do not acknowledge their existence and hate them; it does mean that we choose to focus on the Cross, knowing that when we draw closer to God, we naturally move further from sin. If you’re trapped in a dark room, it does no good to curse the darkness. All that is required is to flip on the light.
Father, help me to occupy my entire field of vision with Your Son Jesus Christ! I don’t want to see or focus on anyone else. As I draw closer to Him, I will be drawn away from everything that ails me.