- Though Jesus was on equality with God the Father (John 13:3; Philippians 2:6), it did not stop Him from taking on the role of a servant.
- The condition of those he served (Peter and Judas) was never an obstacle, though He spoke the truth to them.
- As “Lord and Teacher” (13:13), He set an example for all the disciples. NONE ARE EXEMPT!
- The suffering of betrayal from one of the twelve did not weaken the purpose for which Jesus was sent by the Father (13:20). In the same way, if anyone receives those Jesus sends, it is as if they are receiving Him. Such a response is as if we are receiving the Father.
- God was going to glorify Christ and Himself through the servant character displayed in Jesus.
- This leads to the “new commandment…that you love one another” (13:34).
What difference would this attitude make in our marriages, families and ministries? What difference would this attitude make in our “witness” to the world?