You know something? The church as a whole has no humility anymore. Let’s just be real about it.
We all know that God said that we would be persecuted for our faith, but I think that sometimes we are persecuted for more than that. Heck, sometimes it’s not even really persecution.
Sometimes I believe that God allows us to be persecuted and done wrong in an effort to tone us down and put us in our place.
Why? Because some of us are too saved for our own good!
We get to the point where we feel like we’re better than everyone else just because we claim Christ.
A lot of us do a lot of talking, but when it comes down to being an example of God’s love, we fall miserably short.
This week, one of my devotionals talked about the time Jesus washed the Disciples’ feet. In those times, the act of foot washing was the job of the lowest person in the house, the servant. Washing a person’s feet was dirty, smelly, and downright irritating – but somebody had to do it.
This makes me think of what Jesus did for us. What Jesus did was dirty, smelly, unsanitary, unsavory, and complete and utter torture – but somebody had to do it, right?
I can only imagine what Jesus was thinking as he was washing the Disciples’ feet. “Soon, I’ll have to do something much worse than this. Washing your feet is nothing!”
I’m sure there were times when those servants were forced to bow down and wash the feet of someone they didn’t necessarily like. Jesus washed the feet of Judas, the man He knew would betray Him! And not only that, but He died for Judas, as well as the men that had just been torturing and disrespecting His name!
And at the end of it all, Jesus didn’t ask us for anything except for one thing in return:
He just wants us to do unto others as He did unto us! It’s the golden rule, people!