Jesus says that others will know his disciples by the way they love each other.
He says this in the same chapter he tells Judas he knows he will betray him. Jesus tells Peter that he knows that he will deny him.
Jesus demonstrates the servant hearted love he’s calling us to demonstrate by washing his disciples feet.
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In John 13, Jesus says: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35)
This is in the same chapter that he tells Judas he knows that he will betray him. Jesus tells Peter he knows that he will deny him.
Jesus demonstrates how we should treat each other even if we will be hurt in the process. We are to serve others just as Jesus washed the disciples’ feet.
What would you do if you knew where you came from, where you will be going, and knew you had authority?
In the midst of genuine self-awareness, Jesus chose to serve.
“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him” (John 13:3-5).
Now Peter resists letting Jesus serve him until Jesus explains unless Peter allows him to serve him then he is not really
When reading this passage what stood out to you?
How do you sense God may want you to apply what you discovered?