Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 5

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Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 5 John 13: 14, 15     “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” As we conclude this week’s devotional series, it is clear that Christ came to serve and not to be served. This beautiful object lesson on the washing of the disciple’s feet would later reveal to the disciples that to follow Christ would cost them more than giving up their status to pick up a basin of water and a towel. The ultimate gift Christ would give in his service would be his life. To follow Christ has a cost. If Christ had not humbled himself to die on the Cross, we would be lost today. To follow Jesus would mean we, too, as his followers, must be willing to give up our life in service if we would be faithful to the pattern he established for us to follow. Get this, we want to follow Christ. However, we...

Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 4

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Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 4 John 13: 14, 15 “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” Nothing was more menial than the washing of the feet. Jesus wanted the disciples to be prepared to perform the lowliest service for one another. The mark of a good leader is one who is willing to do what they are requesting others do. Jesus washes the disciple’s feet, and he desired that the disciples have a heart that was ready to serve each other. If they could perform such a lowly task, how great would their service be toward one another? No act of service would be beneath them. Question: Is there anything the Lord requires of us that we believe is beneath us? One of the ways pride is lived out within our society is in refusing to take the lower position. Jesus had just shattered a societal belief and performed an...

Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 3

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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...

Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 2

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Low Enough To Wash Feet—Day 2 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.” This week’s devotional passage gives considerable attention to our display of humility, not to those outside of the household of faith, but to those who are inside. Often, it is easier to serve those we do not know than it is to serve those we know. Being a pastor, my wife has often encouraged me to treat our children with the same level of gentleness, grace and patience I extend to the congregation. As I write this devotional, I can hear her voice inside my head saying, ‘If you are going to do it for church members, do it for your family.’ What is it about us that we can work so hard for others, but when it comes to those who are closest to us we...

Low Enough to Wash Feet

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Low Enough to Wash Feet 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.” As we begin this week’s devotional series, we start by meditating over a character trait that is often spoken about; however, it’s practiced little among many who profess to be followers of Christ. Humility. To be humble, is to be low in height. I have seldom suffered from low self-esteem and being short has never been an issue for me. Nonetheless, whenever someone gives their ideal description of what they look for in a person, they mention something about being tall. Height is something that is important to most people. Even if we can’t be tall physically, we find other ways to add height to our lives. Some find it in education, others in...