Sunday Seven

Sunday, June 9, 2024

1. Service, as Jesus defines it, is about the other. 

2. Washing feet should be a dirty, inconvenient act that benefits the other.

3. Jesus means what He says. "Bless are you if you do them" (John 13:17)means there is a blessing in service.

4. Service wasn't too meaningless of a task for the Savior. I, his servant should feel the same way. 

5. "I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:15. Jesus was about to go to the cross. He showed me that He cared about others in a practical way. 

6. I find it interesting that this passage says nothing about the persons getting their feet washed saying thank you. Service is not for acknowledgment. It is a harsh yet true reality of life in the kingdom of God. If I'm after being thanked every time, I have lost sight of the process. 

7. "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God" John 13:3 * Jesus knew then Jesus knelt. Kneeling can be seen as a weakness yet this verse describes a massive amount of power. He washed every feet that ran away from him, deserted him, and betrayed him. My proclivity is to do the opposive. Jesus showed me the example to follow. He knew all power belonged to Him and He knelt in victory. There is no defeat in Jesus, even if our worldly minds can't understand His meekness and glory. I know Jesus is my Savior. I kneel as He did in joyful obedience to His way.