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# 202 A Radical Example of Strength

By Arla, Feb 6 2019 02:00AM

The selfish, grasping attitude of his disciples hurts Jesus deeply. But instead of talking, he acts.


Judas has pressed in to be on Jesus' left at supper, determined to have one of the two best places. John, always close, is on the right.


Jesus begins washing their feet with Judas. His love for them is not easily disturbed, but for Judas his heart cries as over Jerusalem, "How can I give you up?"


While Jesus touches his feet, Judas' heart is moved. He wants to confess and open himself to the Master, but it's too embarrassing. He hardens himself and gives his old thoughts control. Taking offense at Jesus' action, Judas thinks, He can't be a king--there's no gain in following him, and resolves to force him to act like their Messiah. This choice allows Satan to take control.


They all are touched by Jesus' action, but Peter feels horrible that one of them hadn't provided the service. So at his turn he says, "No Master, you shall never wash my feet."


To which Jesus responds, "You don't understand now, but you will later, if you can't receive from me, you're not mine."


"Well then, wash everything, my hands and head too," says Peter.


Jesus smiles, understanding Peter's love, "If you're clean, you only need the travel dust removed..."


John is served last, but he doesn't take it as a slight; he isn't offended. He is in awe at the ease of Jesus' humble strength.


Now they are ready to listen.


John 13:4-11



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