THE STORY OF JESUS: John 13:1-17
“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 13:17)
Jesus shows us what God is like, and what we were made to be like.
To love those in the world to the end (or to the fullest).
Jesus came to live the Adam life perfectly, and He did.
Satan prompts us to pride, selfishness, greed, deception, etc.
If we do not let Jesus love us, we can have no part with Him.
If we do not join Jesus in His love, we can have no part with Him.
The blessing of God and creation is found in living and loving like God.
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 did the servant’s job, He put the others above Himself.
Being a Jesus follower is about more than being saved.
Being a Jesus follower is about doing what Jesus did.
The key question is whether I love others to the end, to the fullest?
That love will lead to serving others, and to being blessed by God!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I like how You loved me to the end. I’m less keen on doing the same for others. Break my pride, that I may experience the blessing of selfless love.