Day 17 / John Study / She Reads Truth
John 13 / SERVANT OF ALL
When “squeezed” Jesus served…out of love.
In the study notes today Erin says it like this:
“I’ve heard it said that suffering reveals the real you. What comes out of our mouths when life squeezes us in its vise grip is the stuff we’re really made of.” -Erin Davis
Can you even imagine?????!!!! Washing the feet of your friends whom you knew would betray you? That’s the kind of vise grip that causes us sinners to ooze out muck. And most of the time, even a gentle squeeze can produce stinky juices.
Jesus instructed us to follow HIS example:
12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. -John 13
We certainly can’t produce sweet juice when squeezed without His help.
Thanks Erin Davis for this “picture” of our sin nature. It will help me to remember to pray for sweet fruit…That I might be filled with the Spirit in order to better SERVE and LOVE.