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EFFECTIVE SERVICE

July 1, 2016

Friday

 

John 13:12-17

 

So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 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. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than He that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

 

 

LESSON

 

Jesus now returned to His role as the disciples’ teacher, which His change of clothing and physical position indicated. He began to explain the significance of what He had done, though full comprehension would come to the disciples later. His question prepared them for the lesson that followed.

Jesus had given the Twelve a lesson in humble service of one another. Specifically, He took a lower role than theirs for their welfare. Similarly, Jesus’ disciples should willingly and happily put meeting the needs of others before maintaining their own prestige. The world is full of people who are standing on their dignity when they ought to be kneeling at the feet of their brethren.
Memory Verse: James 2:18

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