All Men Will Know

Monday, March 13, 2023

Jesus always backed up His words with action, and His actions always supported His words. We find a powerful example of this in the account of what we know as the last supper.

All Men Will Know

Jesus and the disciples are having supper, the last meal they would share before the arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. He was aware of all of this; John chapter 13 tells us that Jesus knew His hour had come. His disciples, however, had no idea of what the next few days held in store.

Instead of dwelling on His impending suffering, Jesus focused on His disciples and their needs. He got up from the table and washed their feet. He then explained that this lowly act was an example of how they were to treat one another, and by extension, how we are to treat one another.

Jesus' actions are a powerful example of servant leadership. He demonstrates that leadership is not about power or authority, but rather about serving others with humility and compassion. By washing the feet of his disciples, Jesus shows that true leaders are willing to do whatever it takes to serve their followers, even if it means performing tasks that others may see as beneath them.

A little later in this passage, Jesus explains that His example was not a one-time thing, but rather a way of life for his followers. He gives them a new commandment, to love one another as He has loved them, to serve each other with humility and to put the needs of others before their own. By doing this, Jesus says, all men will know that they, and we, are His disciples, because of our love for one another.

This message of servant leadership is more relevant today than ever before. In a world where power and authority are often prized above all else, we need leaders who are willing to put the needs of others first. We need leaders who are willing to serve with humility, compassion, and grace.

As we reflect on the example set by Jesus in John 13, we are reminded of the incredible power of servant leadership. We are to be the kind of leaders who inspire and uplift others, who put the needs of our followers before our own, and who lead with humility and grace.

Over the next two weeks I’ll be sharing from this chapter during Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Mon               03/13/23      John 13:1-4

Tue                 03/14/23      John 13:5-8

Wed               03/15/23      John 13:9-11

Thu                 03/16/23      John 13:12-16

Fri                   03/17/23      John 13:17-20

Mon               03/20/23      John 13:21-22

Tue                 03/21/23      John 13:23-26

Wed               03/22/23      John 13:27-30

Thu                 03/23/23      John 13:31-35

Fri                   03/24/23      John 13:36-38

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