I say unto you, the servant is not greater than his lord

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St. John 13:13-17, Ye call me master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent is greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

We have broken in on the disciples and Jesus in the upper room at Passover. This particular event is commonly known as the last supper. Jesus is teaching a principle that I want to lift out of this story. He has just finished washing the disciples’ feet and is now giving the application. They have been giving to Him the title of “Master and Lord” but He is addressing their hearts. It is not enough to give lip service if the heart is not willing to follow. Christianity today is powerfully proclaiming titles of deity but few are willing to follow the example of our Lord. So many other things are mastering our lives and Christ is left as a side note of our affection. Few things could be more humbling than washing another’s feet but Christ is promoting the ministry of the towel as the disciples are fussing over the mantle of titles. Greatness had become a primary focus of the disciples and it is also a carnal ambition of many today. Notice the words of Christ in verse 16, “the servant is not greater than his lord….” No one can attain anything great outside the guidelines of grace given by Jesus. The gospel is being commercialized by many to gain a better status in life. My friend, Jesus is calling us to the ministry of servitude! So many want Christ to be their Savior but reject Him as Lord and Master. He will not be Lord at all if He is not Lord of all. This idea is from the heart of the first commandment. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me!! We must be willing to follow Christ in the path of duty if we desire Him to be the Shepherd of our souls. Claim Jesus as Master and let Him guide the footsteps of your heart and life!!

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