Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 3
John 13: 14, 15
“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.”
Even as Christians, we are unable to be distanced entirely from a lot of what we see in our world. The world is inundated with self-promotion; it has become noisy and overwhelmed with unnecessary distractions.
If we are not careful, it is possible to get grafted into this chaotic life and miss the real purpose for our existence as believers. Our purpose is not to build monuments to ourselves but to humble ourselves and serve others for the Lord’s glory.
Jesus washed the disciple’s feet and said, “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
Christ, even in his eminence, was still lowly in heart, and he washed the feet of those who were his followers.
Christ’s lofty position did not cause him to think he was above performing a task that was common for slaves.
Think about that for a moment, the King of kings and Lord of lords is performing the errand of a typical slave.
Since Christ could perform such a lowly task, how much more does he expect from those of us who say he is our Lord and our teacher?
Jesus could wash the disciples feet because of a clear understanding of who he was, where he had come from, and where he was going.
We, too, should remember who we are—children of God on a mission that requires us to serve each other well.
Question: Do you struggle to walk in humility because of your insecurities?
Remember: Humility determines how we handle each other.
Believers, let us not be so familiar with each other that we treat outsiders better than we treat one another. Our Lord and Teacher expect us to follow his command.
Let’s have the right attitude and wash each other’s feet.
Lord, thank you for showing us that what we have accomplished does not outweigh our ability to serve each other, Amen.