27 Jun Jesus’ Humility – 6/27/20
John 13:14 – “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
Jesus’ ways have always been counterintuitive and countercultural. Human nature, and the world, tells us to make ourselves look good in order to be well-liked and successful. Jesus does quite the opposite. He took the lowest job and did it himself to serve others. Jesus knew he was about to be crucified, yet still he served. Jesus knew Judas was about to betray him, yet still he washed his feet. Jesus humbled himself to serve and set the example for us.
It took unfathomable humility for Jesus’ to lay aside His authority and wash the feet of these disciples. We can really grow, and be used, when we let go of pride and make room to be humble as Jesus exemplifies in this verse.
Andrew Murray defines it in a powerful way:
“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
- Pray Ephesians 4:2, asking the Lord to make you “completely humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love.”
- Pray for our world to know Jesus by seeing Christians act like Him; in part by humbling ourselves to listen, to learn, and to love with humility.