July 19, 2016

John 13:1-11

Jesus, conscious of his divine dignity and against Peter’s protest, performed for them the lowliest service of washing their feet. His act of humility actually cleansed their hearts of selfish ambition, killed their pride, and taught them the lesson of love. 

In the days Jesus was on earth, washing the feet was the first act done upon entering a house after a journey. The host furnished the water and the guest washed their own feet. Some wealthy people had their lowest servant wash the feet of their guests. Are you comfortable doing menial tasks for others or having them done for you? In John 13, Jesus addresses both of these attitudes at the Last Supper.

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to earth to teach us by his example. My desire is to walk in complete obedience with humility and with confidence that only comes from Jesus. Help me to be a true servant and doer of your Word. Amen