Monday, May 11, 2009


"There is something else in the record of the foot-washing which is significant and should not be overlooked. The way in which our Lord went about washing His disciples' feet dramatizes in capsule form His whole ministry of redemption. The sequence of steps taken in the foot-washing emphasizes what was involved in God's work of cleansing us from sin. Read Philippians 2:5-11 in connection with the following steps from John 13:

-He rose from supper (v.4) -- He rose from His heavenly throne and communion with the Father.
-He laid aside His garments (v.4) He laid aside His glory.
-He girded Himself with a towel (v.4) -- He took the form of a servant and became Man.
-He began to wash the disciples' feet (v.5) -- He began His present ministry of cleansing us from sin. (1 John 1:9)
-He took His garments again (v.12) -- He is now glorified.
-He sat down (v.12) -- He is now seated at the right hand of the Father. (Hebrews 1:3)"

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