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“I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one would say you were baptized in my name.  Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other.”  (1 Corinthians 1:14-16)

Who is the one baptizing when a baptism is done?  Is it the one who stands there saying the words?  No!  The one who is giving the promise is the One who fulfills the promise for His own purposes. He uses whom He uses to deliver the message.  Do not be as those in the world who look up to other created beings, but come to the One who created all things and receive His promises.

Lord, I do become enchanted with celebrity and think of others as above me.  I am neither below, nor above any, for I am Your creature.  Lead me in humility to neither raise myself up, nor lower myself down, but instead stand before You, the One who has called me through the baptism You gave me.  Lead me in truth that I would walk before You all the days of my life in Your promises.

Lord Jesus, You have told us that each of us will be baptized with the baptism You give.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that You have established that I may now and always walk with You, my Lord and God and live into the promises You have given.  Guide me in Your goodness to see through the ways of this world and not get caught in her traps.  Lead me to be faithful.  Amen.