Posted by: bshelley | July 8, 2009

God Humble?


Today’s Verse: John 13:5 Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples feet and to wipe them with a towel with which He was girder. NASB

Is one of God’s character attributes humility? I had not really pondered this before until the discussion came up at our Tuesday Night Bible Buffet small group. Why would God need to  be humble? Yet, here in this passage in John we see Jesus humble Himself before the disciples by washing their feet. This was typically performed by a servant, not the honored guest. In verse 14:7 He goes on to say that if they had seen Him, they had indeed seen the Father. Jesus was the complete personification of our heavenly Father. He was humble, God is humble. In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He taught that His disciples are to be gentle, humble (Matt 5:5). As we grow in Christ’s likeness, we are to be humble. that is easy to grasp. I had just not considered the importance of Jesus’ act of washing feet as the kind of humility practiced by almighty God. What an incredible God we serve!

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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