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Devotional Takeover - Who’s Example Are We Following?

Devotional Takeover - Who’s Example Are We Following?

Posted by Lauren Frazier on

How often have we read this verse and just thought to ourselves “Wow, Jesus really loved His disciples” or maybe “I don’t think I can go around washing peoples’ feet” or perhaps we haven’t really given these verses much thought? In our day and time, NO ONE goes around washing feet. The washing of feet during those times was the practice of showing hospitality towards one’s guests, and so it was a custom that was not unheard of. In fact, it was probably more likely unheard of to NOT wash the feet of one’s guest(s). No matter what we think about this verse, it is deeper than just the physical action of washing feet. Jesus gets low and washes the feet of those He loves. This was an act of serving, being humble, showing gentleness, and kindness. It was an act of glorifying the Father. Jesus left us the most beautiful example of servantship.

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

John 15:13-15 NIV

Considerations for your planner:

  • Are we serving and loving others? Are we showing humbleness, gentleness, and kindness? Are we glorifying the Father in all we do? Are we washing feet? Write out what this verse means to you.

A Prayer for Our Community:

Father God, I pray to have a servant’s heart, just like Jesus. Lord, may I get out of my head, desires, expectations, and wants and be the humble servant that You have commanded me to be. Father, open my eyes and heart to see the needs and meet the needs. Show me Father who needs to be served and may I humbly step up to serve. In Jesus name I pray, amen!

- Gelsie Borja

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