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and so he served

Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet… John 13:3-5

This passage is so ironic. Today I read it as, Jesus knew he was the King of kings, and so he served.

Usually men will try to prove themselves by taking the seat of honor. Even men who are not kings are determined to live like one. But Jesus, who deserved the highest place of honor, got up from the table and knelt to serve those beneath him.

In Christianity, to serve is to live like a king. Heaven had no room for us until Jesus got up from his table to bring us in. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.

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