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Serving others


Jesus served His disciples before He went on the cross. John 13: 3-17 tells us this.

 

John 13:3-17

3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

 

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

 

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

 

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

 

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

 

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

 

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place.”Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

 

 

If Jesus had authority over us, and still served us then shouldn’t we do it for each other?  And above doing it, it says in verse 17 that we will be blessed if we do so… We do not deserve it, yet God gives it to us if we obey.  That’s love! We should start practicing that kind of love with each other.  And it starts by serving each other. It doesn’t mean we should wash each others feet… But by doing things that we are capable of, like for example, if i know of an opportunity for a job and there is somebody you know that needs it, you should try to help them out. Giving directions, smiling, being polite etc. all contributes to “the serving of others”

 

Go and practice this a bit.

 

You are free. Free indeed. Psalm 81:6

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