Our theme this week is the “Holy Spirit empowers us to be humble”. The following verses are an indication of how humble Jesus was as displayed when he washed the feet of His disciples.
After washing their feet he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Master’ and ‘Lord,’ and you do well to say it, for it is true. And since I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow: do as I have done to you. How true it is that a servant is not greater than his master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends him. You know these things—now do them! That is the path of blessing.” John 13:12-17, The Living Bible.
“…he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:12. In a daily devotional on the Billy Graham website is the following summary.
“In almost every instance in the Bible, as well as in life, pride is associated with failure, not success. It was pride that caused the fall of Lucifer, and he became Satan, the devil. It was pride that led King Saul down to a shameful and untimely death. It was pride that caused Peter to deny his Lord.”
“The greatest act of humility in the history of the universe was when Jesus Christ stooped to die on the cross of Calvary. And before any man can get to heaven, he must kneel at the foot of the cross and acknowledge that he is a sinner and that he needs the grace of God in Christ. No man can come proudly to the Saviour.”