Grab the Towel

Be more concerned about the task to be performed by you than the title to be conferred upon you.

Remember the story of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples? (See John 13:1-11). It was the custom to wash the feet of guests who had been traveling on the dusty roads. The disciples weren’t doing the job, so Jesus got busy and did the task Himself. What makes this incident so ironic is that the disciples had been arguing earlier about which of them was going to be “greatest” in God’s Kingdom. While they worried about a title, Jesus grabbed the towel.

We can’t be too critical of the disciples, because we make the same mistake. We’re so anxious to be important, to be noticed, and to have prestige. We’re thinking so much about our own image that we overlook the needs of others.

Let Jesus be your example. Forget about your own self-importance and focus on the needs of others. Be looking for ways that you can be helpful.

“The greatest among you must be a servant.” Matthew 23:11

Posted on August 2, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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