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Learning To Be A Footwasher

(John 13:4-5) “He (Jesus) riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. (13:13) “ Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. (13:15) “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” In the above verses Jesus taught his disciples some important lessons. 1) Concerning Salvation. In v.8 Jesus told Peter  “if I wash thee not, thou hast no part in me.” The washing that Jesus spoke of here was not the washing of the feet, but rather the soul. If someone is not washed from their sin in the blood of Jesus, he/she will have no part with Jesus in the kingdom of God. 2) Concerning Serving Others. Jesus said, “I have given you an example.” A servant in Jesus’ day was often asked by his Master to wash and clean the dirt and dust from the feet of his  guests. The servant had to bow down to the guest no matter who that guest was. So, it is with us who are saved, we are to serve others and “wash their feet” (as it were) to demonstrate Christ’s love toward all men, regardless of who they are. Why? Because our Master and Lord said to. 3) Concerning the humility of Surrender. Jesus came to this earth and “made himself of no reputation and took on himself the form of a servant.”  If God could humble himself and serve and die for all men, we certainly can humble ourselves and love and serve them also. So, if you desire to be used of God, humility is required. Jesus was a foot washer

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