He must increase, but I must decrease.
I. This is true of CHRIST HIMSELF — take His miracles, e.g. — beginning with water turned into wine and culminating at the Resurrection.
II. This is true of His CHURCH. At first a few persons meeting in an upper room, now in millions and still there is room. Increase will be promoted by —
2. A good example.
III. This is true of CHRISTIANS. We must grow in grace.
(H. J. W. Buxton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He must increase, but I must decrease.