December 8, 2019

John 13:7-8 World English Bible (WEB)
Jesus answered him, “You don’t know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.”
Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet!”
Jesus answered him, “If I don’t wash you, you have no part with me.”

The night before His crucifixion, Jesus decided to wash His disciples’ feet. At first, Peter opposed this because such a thing was for servants, not for the King of Kings! But, Jesus said that it is necessary for Him to wash Peter’s feet, otherwise, Peter would have no part with Jesus.

This is because Jesus wanted to set an example that He is not only the King of Kings. He is also the Servant King. He never wanted to use His power to oppress people, but to serve people because He loves them.

In the same way, if we want to be true followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we should ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to serve others all for His glory because that’s what He did for us! We should ask God for true humility; not devaluing yourself, but understanding the God given value of other people.

Jesus was spat on and laughed at for your sake during the crucifixion process, yet, He still pleaded for their forgiveness. Such a loving God humbled Himself for us, so understand how much He loves people, and imitate your Heavenly Father, the Servant King!

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