Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE

Bible Helps for Little Children, Copyright 1934:



(KJV.)  ST. JOHN 13:12-15


(12)  So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again,  He said to them,  Know ye what I have done to you?
(13)  Ye call Me Master and Lord, and ye say well;  for so I am.
(14)  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
(15)  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.  


HUMILITY THROUGH SERVICE


Brethren, whether we realized it or not, from dawn to sunset, every day of our lives, we serve one another in this world;  even in the garden of Eden, our Father, served Adam with all creatures great and small to name, have dominion over and Eve for a wife, cf Genesis 2:20, 3:20;  therefore, if our Father the creator, served his own creation, then, as miniature gods, created in his own likeness, let us do likewise, serve one another.

In reference to the above chapter of the text; before the feast of Passover, when Jesus Christ knew that it was time for him to face persecutions, death on the cross, and resurrection;  he thought his disciples a lesson on humility through service to one another:  what he did was, he rose up from the dinner table, laid down his garments, took a towel, girded himself, poured water into a basin, began to wash the disciple's feet, wipe them with the towel girded around himself;  when he came to Simon Peter's turn, he resisted, commented, saying, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?  Jesus answered, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter, the conversation continued between him and Peter, read verses, 7-10:  after Jesus was done washing their feet, he sat down again, ask them a question, "Do you realized what I have just done to you?"

Let us see if we can answer this question accurately;  first of all, ponder on the question,  what did Jesus do to his disciple? We all know the answer, he washed their feet, which someone in his deity should not do to his subordinates, it was supposed to be the other way round;  secondly, if, he is a deity, then, what was the motive behind his washing their feet?  now, it is time to troubleshoot for the answer; and the answer is, to show and tell;  Jesus has to demonstrate to his disciples, what he needed for them to do;  therefore, he humbled himself before them, in other for them to perceive that despite the facts that they are his disciple, their callings are included with serving others, with humbleness of hearts.

Therefore, Jesus said unto them, "Ye calls me Master and Lord, very well said, that is who I am;  if I am your Master and Lord, but have washed your feet, then, you ought to wash one another's feet."; what a great lesson to learn, not just for believers alone, but also to humanity;  whether we realize it or not, we either we serve one another in friends and family circles, the secular world or within the faith establishments, the little things we do for one another around the clock;  directly or indirectly we serve, and cannot refrain from serving one another in this world;  therefore, if we have to serve one another regardless, then, let us embrace our callings, duties, and responsibilities with positive attitudes, cheerfully serve one another, as Jesus demonstrated in this chapter, know that we do all things to glorify him on earth and forever and evermore:  serve one another!  Amen and Amen!


QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)  Matthew 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;  for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.



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