John 13:12-13 ( posted 8-17-14 )
“ So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; forsoI am. “
“ So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? “
If you remember in my earlier study we learned that Jesus said to His disciples that if He did not wash their feet they could have no part with Him;
“ Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. “ John 13:8
While the disciples knew what Jesus was doing was making them a part of Him they still were not fully grasping the idea of what Jesus was really doing.
Even with Jesus soon to die on the cross, unfortunately their main focus was on who among them would be the boss;
“ And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. “ Luke 22:24
They were totally missing the point of what Jesus was doing in washing their feet.
“ Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well;... “
It is said that the title Master and Lord was only given to the highest esteemed religious teachers of the time.
However, Jesus' disciples knew He was much more than just a religious teacher.
The Greek words “ ho didaskalos kai ho kurios “ translated “ Master and Lord: “ with the definite article “ ho “ included in the Greek literally means “ the Master and the Lord “.
It is quite specific.
Jesus' disciples looked at Him as The Master and The Lord.
“ for so I am. “
Jesus is incredible.
Jesus loved to tell His disciples “ I am “.
If you remember in my earlier study we learned when Jesus walked on Lake Galilee and approached His disciple who were in the boat said to them “ I am “.
John, the writer of the book of John in which we are studying in the Greek quoted Jesus having said to His disciples at this moment said “ I am “.
“ But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. “ John 6:20
The Greek words “ ego eimi “ translated “ It is I; “ reads “ I am “.
If you remember in my earlier study we learned that Jesus also said “ I am “ when He told the Jews that He existed before Abraham and that Abraham knew Him;
“ Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. “ John 8:58
Jesus said this while He was on earth because He knew the Jews would know He was referring to Himself as God in the Old Testament when He said to Moses;
“ And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. “ Exodus 3:14
Jesus is incredible.
Jesus is God in the flesh.
“ And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. “ John 1:14
Jesus is literally God's only flesh and blood human being Son.
“ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. “ John 3:16-18
The human race is not God's children.
When we come to believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior we are reborn only in our spirit and become an adopted spiritual child of God. We are not a child of God in our flesh and blood.
Jesus is the only literal flesh and blood child of God.
“... his only begotten Son, … “
Jesus, even though He is God's only flesh and blood human Son, is still the same as His Father.
“ I andmyFather are one. “ John 10:30
Most people do know that there will be a resurrection someday in the future, whatever their concept and personal view of it is.
Jesus is the resurrection.
“ Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? “ John 11:23-26
Jesus is literally the only way to Heaven...not one of many ways, as some think today.
“ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. “ John 14:6
There are so many things Jesus is that I could not list them all.
I will continue with verse 14 in the next study.