Bible Passage: John 13:12-17
It’s one thing to come and watch during foot washing and then leave and wonder what the point was. It’s because you didn’t participate in it. It doesn’t just go for the foot-washing though. Some will only come to church during holidays and then wonder what the point or you’ve done your good deeds for the year.
Foot washing is not about the washing but the actions. We should be “washing the feet” of others every day of our lives. The servent is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. We are to serve others, love them.
Some worry too much about our status in life and what others will think about us than what God thinks of us. We see the disciples begin to talk about who was greater, who was going to sit next to Jesus. This is when Jesus stood up and began to do exactly what He told them.
There’s not a single person that deserves salvation. We are all unworthy of such love and sacrifice. Peter told Jesus that he wasn’t worthy and that he should be washing Jesus’ feet instead.
Jesus ends the night by telling them all that they would be happy if they followed His example. It is nothing more than esteeming someone higher than yourself. Are you the type that likes to brag on yourself for what you’ve done? If so, then you are nothing more than a wretch just like the woman at the woman well, or the woman that was caught in the act of adultery. These women deserved death because they were guilty. We have a church full of people that have forgotten where they’ve come from. We are ALL sinners and deserve death and if you’ve been saved you are still a sinner only saved. Once you realize this and you humble yourselves then you’re ready to work with a servant’s heart.