Scripture: John 13:1-17
Devotional Thought: Even as they break bread together, Jesus knows Judas will betray him. Still, Jesus kneels to wash his filthy feet. When Jesus rejoins his friends at the table, he speaks in crazy metaphors, telling them to wash one another’s feet.
Or does Jesus really expect the disciples to run around washing Jerusalem’s dirty feet? After all, he literally washed theirs.
Yet, we all know he means for the disciples to serve one another – and others – in the same kind of way. In a humble kind of way. In ways that seem beneath them.
Are you willing to serve in humble ways that seem beneath you? Are you willing to serve those who will betray you?
Application: Choose one day this week and focus on John 13:10-14. Complete one or all of the below levels. No need to complete them in order or in one sitting.
Level One: Prayer – Offer thanksgiving and ask God any questions you have about John 13:6-9. Or, share your insights with him. Pray for a servant’s heart.
Level Two: Meditate – What do you notice about the passage? Who is speaking? Where does it take place? What is happening? What speaks to you?
Level Three: Journal – Take your meditations from level two and journal about them.
Level Four: Read John 21:20-22 and repeat levels one through three.
Bonus Level: Choose your own passage in God’s Word and apply levels one through three.
Accountability: Below, leave the reply “#livingitout” if you were able to do one or all of the levels this week. Feel free to share insights or encouragement.
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