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Washing Feet

In John 13 we read an amazing story - Jesus washing the disciples' feet. In Biblical times the roads were very dirty and muddy, people walked everywhere, and they wore sandals. As a result everybody's feet got very dirty. It was the job of the lowest servant to wash people's feet. But in John 13 we see Jesus washing the disciples feet. Jesus wasn't the lowest servant, He was the greatest among them, yet He humbled Himself and washed their feet.

By so doing this He gave us an example and a command. The example - the Greatest One serving the lower ones. The command - " one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." While in the OT there was the command to "Love your neighbor as yourself" this command reaches further. No longer are we just to love others as we love ourselves, but we are to love others as Jesus loved us.

Jesus knew that He was the Son of God and that "He had come from God and was going back to God", yet He stooped and completed the lowest task. The greatest example of His humility and love was His death on the cross. He, the Son of God, came and lived as a man and died to save His people.

We are instructed in Philippians 2 to "look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus..." Just as Christ humbled Himself and loved us, we must humble ourselves and love others. How can you "wash someone's feet" today?


Lauren Stoner said…
Love this! Thanks for sharing. Something I need to think on.

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