10 AM 2/2/20 “The Servant Leader” 1 Peter 5

On the night Christ was betrayed He took a towel and washed the feet of His disciples, taking the position of a servant. After He had washed their feet, He said: “You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”  Earlier in Christ’s ministry, Jesus told His disciples, “The rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them.” But Jesus said, “It shall not be so among you” (Matt.20).  And in our world this is true as well, but this should not be so in the church. As Peter was writing, he was thinking of Jesus’ words and of the example Jesus gave to us (1 Peter 5). – Chuck Smith 1927-2013                               

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