Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.” John 13:7
Imagine you are in the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you are in awe of his presence and just are thankful to be able to sit at his table. Not only is the Lord loving and accepting of you, he is going to wash your feet! What?! The Christ, God in the flesh, is going to wash my feet, who is worthy of this?
Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” John 13:8
This is exactly how Peter responded, Jesus cant wash my feet, he is our Lord and Master! But Jesus told Peter , if you don’t let him wash your feet, you can have no part with him. Jesus was showing his humility, the suffering servant (Isaiah 53) that the religious leaders missed in their scriptures.
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14
Jesus is the greatest leader by example, he humbled himself and washed the feet of his disciples, to show them the honor and humility they should show everyone else. See Jesus never commanded us to do anything that he hasn’t already done, that is a true leader
We need to continually remember to keep ourselves humble, nobody is greater than anyone else in the Kingdom. Only Jesus can wash us from our sins Amen!
Humility! Being “humble” is the greatest gift you can give yourself! 🙂
There was a time in my walk that whenever someone came into my home I would get out a basin with warm water in it and kneel down at my guests feet…it didn’t go over very well with many! They would try and make fun of me…I would remind my Christian friends that this is what Jesus said we were to do IF we were to follow Him. I was able to wash a few feet but no many…I have no problem serving God or anyone else for that matter! Serving is what I was born to do and it all starts with serving “you”! 🙂
Shalom dear brother! ❤
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Great insight sister! Yes Pride leads to destruction… therefore God wants us to humble ourselves!
Thanks for your insights! God bless you!