Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day four)
This was a turning point in Jesus’ ministry. The timetable was drawing closer to the cross. Jesus began a series of teaching aimed specifically at His disciples. Being fully God, Jesus knew what lay ahead, both for Him and for His disciples. He set out to prepare them to live out the Gospel. These lessons were critical for the disciples to learn if they were to accurately and clearly present Jesus’ message to the world. For Judas, this was a lesson in thinking of others instead of yourself…one last opportunity to repent of his selfish act of betrayal. (He did not learn the lesson!) For the rest, it was an act of love and a lesson on service to others. To love is to serve. Self-centeredness has no place in love. Albert Schweitzer once said, “The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” Are you seeking and have you found?