Posted by: John Hall | November 8, 2008

War

John 13:8  “No’, said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’  Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

What a hard word Jesus gives to a seemingly noble response to Jesus by Peter.  But this was war.  Two kingdoms clashing.  You see Jesus had laid down everything to save us (Phil 2:5, 7-9).  From his birth to his death he lived as an example of the great exchange.  Humility personified, breaking the dominion of pride.  (See: Jn 5:19, Gal 2:20)  But, truly Jesus was the Messiah, wasn’t he, and worthy of glory?  Peter saw this, and in our world, the formula of pride and power says to exalt the King.  But Jesus is not of this world.  He was in it to reveal his Father’s ways, and to do that he had to be a servant.  He had to lay down the glory that was due him to show us the way of love.  We need to see that this is the first front of our spiritual battle as a follower of Christ.

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  1. Hey! Good to see you back at blogging. I was just meditating on the theme of humility as I read Psalm 110:7 yesterday.
    By the way, Bob and I are blogging again, too.

    Love and blessings,
    Sylvia


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