PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: John 13:1-17
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” (John 13:8)
Jesus shows us what God’s love is like, how it washes over us.
Foot washing is not a religious ritual for us to do in church.
It was a common servant job, something no one would prefer to do.
Like doing the dishes, cleaning the toilets, taking out the garbage.
Jesus loved his disciples, and he loves all people, and wants to help us all.
He also wants us to join him in loving others, humbly serving and helping.
“Now that I have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)
Being a Jesus follower is more than being saved, it is loving others with Jesus.
His love will lead to serving others, and to being blessed by God!
Selfless, other serving loves seems to be the key indicator of a Jesus follower.
Not right doctrines or church traditions, but being humbly loved and loving.
If we do not let Jesus love us, we have no part with him.
If we do not join Jesus in his love, we have no part with him.
Do I want to have a part with Jesus’s kind of love?
Lord, something in me still resists this kind of humble love. Wash me of the remnants of self and pride, that I may see and serve others as you do!