story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet always impacts me each time I read
it (John 13:1-14). It is an example of selfless humility and love. When reading
that story the other day it struck me that in washing the disciples' feet Jesus
would have done that act of love to Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
then exhorted us to wash one another’s feet and even those of our enemies: “If
I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s
feet.” (John 13:14; KJV).
the cross Jesus asked his Father to forgive those who crucified him: “Then said
Jesus, Father forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Jesus
taught that we should love our enemies, do them good and pray for them (Matt
5:44). We are told that we should never repay evil for evil and should be at
peace with people (Rom 12:17-18).
went on to say that God will deal with those who may choose to cause us harm (v
19). Our role is to overcome evil with good (love) and seek to be a blessing to
those who are against us (v 20-21).
it amazing that we have a God who carries our burdens (Matt 11:28-30), protects
us and fights our battles for us (2 Chron 20:15). We just need to trust (Prov
3:506), walk in love (Eph 5:2), and cast our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7).
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