When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13:12-17)
Today let’s consider the priority of the Discipline of Service in our lives. The story of the washing of the feet of the disciples is a signature object lesson. Jesus clearly uses the occasion to emphasize the priority that having a servant heart should have in the life of His disciples. The passage above captures Jesus’ teaching on the act he has just performed. Please prayerfully read the passage and answer the questions below.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- How would you rate the priority that the Discipline of Service has in your life?
- How can we promote the Discipline of Service more in our churches?
Tomorrow we will consider the discipline of stewardship.