So many times people will live their lives with so much pride that they never think to try and give to others but it’s blatantly told to us to do so and modeled in the life of Jesus. In the only case of a person not having any reason to be humble, Jesus showed us how to be humble. In the only case where the person to have never sinned, and could have looked down on us with judgement and would be justified in doing so, he didn’t.
“Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. Now by the time of supper, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son, to betray Him. Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands, that He had come from God, and that He was going back to God. So He got up from supper, laid aside His robe, took a towel, and tied it around Himself. Next, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel tied around Him. He came to Simon Peter, who asked Him, “Lord, are You going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I’m doing you don’t understand now, but afterward you will know.” “You will never wash my feet—ever!” Peter said. Jesus replied, “If I don’t wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.” 10 “One who has bathed,” Jesus told him, “doesn’t need to wash anything except his feet, but he is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him. This is why He said, “You are not all clean.”
John 13:1-11Hcsb Bible
Jesus here could have made his disciples wash his feet and no one could complain since he is the creator of all things and deserves the worship. The thing is, he doesn’t do this but rather humbles himself to be a servant and gets down on the floor in a vulnerable situation and washes the feet of these terribly sinful ignorant humans.
The craziest thing is that Jesus knew that one of the men that he was washing the feet of was the person that would later betray him. We as humans can’t even be humble and be civil with others that have talked bad about us much less actually serve them and wash their feet. Jesus did this Judas and even died for him as well.
I’m eternally thankful that God is willing to serve a sinner such as I and any of us and then to die for us.
So what does this tell us? It tells us that we are to serve and be humble to others, especially those in our churches. If God who is perfect can wash our sinful feet and be humble and serve us then we should also try our best to serve those around us and to forgive those around us.
I hope all of you are having a great time and are continuing in the growing of your faith. If anyone has any questions or disagreements, just comment below or message me and I’ll respond when I can.