John 13:14-15 ( posted 8-26-14 )

If I then,yourLord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

 

Let's continue.

 

If I then,yourLord and Master, have washed your feet;...

 

In literal reality, God – that is, God in human flesh as Jesus Christ, practiced humility even though He is Lord, Master, King and Savior.

 

For whetherisgreater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth?isnot he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.“  Luke 22:27

 

 

Even in Heaven when we are with Him, Jesus will still practice humility;

Blessedarethose servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. “   Luke 12:37

This amazes me.

Jesus will have those of us who make it to Heaven sit at a table to dine with Him.

It will be Jesus Himself who will serve the food to us...not us serving the food to Him.

Incredible!

This is the nature of God.

This is what should be in us.

 

Peter said this about humility;

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. “  1 Peter 5:5

 

 

 

...ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

 

It is not certain if the washing of feet was an ongoing practice in the early church.

However, Paul did mention women who have washed the feet of other born again christians;

Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. “   1 Timothy 5:9-10

 

Since Jesus did not teach rituals that become legalism as it is with other religions, the point of what He did in washing His disciple's feet was showing humility.

If God shows humility, we should likewise show humility to one another.

Paul said;

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;    Romans 12:10

 

 

I will continue with verse 16 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Today's Bible Verse Romans 12:4-5

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

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