The Last Words-Serve

While the cross waited, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples and shared some final instructions before being arrested. John chapters 13-17 record the powerful, emotional words that Jesus chose to leave with them. First, He demonstrated how to serve by washing the feet of the original Twelve (including Judas). He then instructed:

I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” (13:15 NKJV)

The lesson for us today is that serving others as modeled by our Lord will include a mixture of reactions and people:

  • Most accepted quietly
  • One protested out of pride
  • One was planning to betray Him
  • All were unworthy

And He concluded the demonstration with this promise:

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” (13:17 NKJV)

Will you choose to be blessed by serving others today?

(Tomorrow- “The Last Words-Love”)

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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