WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Scripture: John 13:10-14
John 13:10-14 says, “Jesus said to him, ‘For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, ‘You are not all clean.’ So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.’” Jesus knew who would betray and He even washed his feet. The only comment that Jesus made was, “And you are not all clean,” but He washed every one’s feet. What a demonstration of amazing humility for the twelve! That was stunning and Jesus said in verse 14, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” He is talking here about our attitude toward each other. Are we willing to serve each other and to prefer another over ourselves? We can’t live victoriously if self-interest is our primary focus and goal. We have to make deposits in the lives of others and serve others. This is the core, foundational root issue of humility.