The Daily Word: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
2 Samuel 2:12-3:39
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. – Jn 13:5
Jesus knew God had “given all things into His hands” (v 3). He had “come from God and was going to God” (v 3). He cast out demons with a word (Matt 8:16). He raised men from the dead with a simple command (Jn 11:43).
Jesus had all power and all authority! So what did He do with it? He served. He spent His final moments as a free Man on Earth washing His disciples’ feet. His disciples were about to betray and abandon Him, and He knew it! Yet He served them, up until His last breath. And He did it to set an example for you and me.
You have been given His authority (Lk 10:19). You can, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, [and] cast out demons,” in Jesus’ name (Matt 10:8). But He didn’t give you His authority just to celebrate; He gave it to you to serve. What will you do with the authority Jesus has given you? Will you humbly use it to help others? Will you spend every moment up until your final breath on this earth washing the feet of people around you?
Father, help me to use my authority for good. I want to serve You! I want to save the lost. I know that can only happen when I get over my own agenda, and take up Yours instead. Help me to do it, in Jesus’ name!
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