- Jesus just finished washing the disciple’s feet
- He questions them to make sure they understood what He has done for them
- He acknowledges that by calling Him teacher and Lord that they are right because He is
- He then explains that even though He is teacher and Lord, He washed their feet and they should do the same for each other
- He set the example by doing this and they should follow his example
- A servant is not greater than his master
- We will blessed if we do what Jesus asks us to do
Right before the Feast of the Passover Jesus knew that His time to go to the Father was coming. The bible says that he loved his disciples to the end. By washing their feet, he was showing the meaning of true servant hood. Nobody should look at the most menial of tasks to be beneath them. Servant hood is a disposition of the heart. This is a true act of humility. Jesus is the Son of God, our Creator who humbled himself and came in human form to show us his love and how to love others. In the menial tasks at home or work, I must never even have the attitude in my heart that it is beneath me. I remember a mission trip to Guatemala where we were in a remote mountain village and the outside guest restroom (outhouse) was covered with poop all over the walls. A college age girl cleaned it all with no complaints or weird facial expressions. I will always remember that as a picture of true humility.
Lord continue to remove pride in my heart. I want to be a true servant and walk in humility. It’s hard Lord and I need You. I trust You. In Your name. Amen.
Posted on Thu, February 18, 2016
by joel king