We serve an upside down kingdom. In the world today, the “greats” have servants and people to do everything for them. In the Kingdom of heaven, however, it’s the other way around. Jesus taught that whoever wants to become great in the Kingdom of heaven must first become the least of all. Jesus Himself demonstrated this with His disciples. One prime example of this occurred during the last supper when Jesus washed His disciples’ feet (John 13:1-10).
The disciples’ feet surely would have been caked with mud and they certainly did not expect Jesus to wash, but none of them had the humility to do it for each other. When Peter resisted, Jesus explained that, unless He washed His feet, Peter would have no part with Him. Likewise, if we are not repentant and do not allow Jesus to wash us clean, we have no part with Him (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). When Peter heard Jesus’ response, he said, “Not my feet only, but all of me!”
When we accept Jesus into our hearts and lives, that is the total cleansing. From there on out, we only need to have our “feet washed.” Being repentant and allowing Jesus to wash us clean once again is a vital part of our walk with Him – if we are not clean we cannot walk with Him!
Lesson4Life: Humble yourself and allow Jesus to wash you and your stinky feet!