A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
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A “Born Again Believer in Christ Jesus”, “… ye are a chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood, an Holy Nation, a peculiar people (distinguished characteristic), that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: 1 Peter 2:9. Exodus 19:5, 6; Revelations 5:10.
“Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet”, John 13:1) Now before the feast of the Passover (Exodus 12), when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His Own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end. 2) And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him; 3) Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His Hands, and that He was come from God, and went to God; 4) He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself. 5) After that He poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciple’s feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded. 6) Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? 7) Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter. 8) Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered Him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 9) Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10) Jesus saith to Him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but Is clean every whit and ye are clean, but not all. 2Corinthians 7:1; 1Thessalonians 5:23. 11) For He knew who should betray Him, therefore said He, Ye are not all clean. 12) So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13) Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I Am. Luke 6:46; 1Corinthians 8:6; Philippians 2:11. 14) If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. Philippians 2:2-5; 1Peter 5:5. 15) For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Philippians 2:5. 16) Verily, verily (Truly, truly) I say unto you, The servant is not greater than His Lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. Luke 6:40. 17) If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
John Gill’s Commentary – v5 The custom of washing feet was servile work, never performed by superiors to their inferiors, but by the servant to his master; and was an instance of great humility. But what a surprising instance that Christ, the Lord and Master, should wash the feet of His Disciples, when it was their proper work and business to have washed his? and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded; and having washed their feet, He wipes them clean; which may design the purity of the saints in general, and of the ministers of the Gospel in particular, whose feet are beautiful when shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. v8 Jesus answered him, if I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me; He does not say, if I wash not thy feet, meaning not with water, but with His blood, and by His Spirit; for Christ uses the word wash in a mystical and figurative sense: moreover, He does not say, thou hast no part “in” Me, but thou hast no part “with” Me, that is, no fellowship and communion with Me; see ( 2 Corinthians 6:14v10 Jesus saith to him, he that is washed… Not he that is baptized; for every such person is not wholly clean, but he who is regenerated by the Spirit of God, who is washed in the blood of Christ: such an one “is clean every whit”. needeth not, save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit; the feet of his life and conversation, which are continually gathering dirt, and need daily washing in the blood of Christ. v17 happy are ye if ye do them; he that knows and does his Master’s will is blessed with communion with his Lord, and shall hereafter enter into his joy, with “well done good and faithful servant”.
More to come and God Bless You.