Modeling humility.

Series: modgniK | Week 2: Others First

John 13:1, 4-5
“Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to His Father. He had loved his disciples during His ministry on earth, and now He loved them to the very end. . . So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel He had around him.”

John 13 begins the story of Jesus’ last night with His closest friends. These are the people that He’s been trying to teach about the kingdom of God. Soon He will leave, and He’s going to be handing them the keys to the kingdom. And He begins it by doing a job reserved for the lowliest servant in the household. A menial and dirty job. He washes their feet.

Imagine this scene in your mind. Why do you think Jesus washes His disciples’ feet instead of just talking to them about loving others? How can you model humble service to someone yourself today, including those who may be more difficult to love or who are ‘under’ you?