THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2020
TOPIC: EXEMPLARY LIFE OF CHRIST
TEXT: JOHN 13:3-10
MEMORY VERSE: “After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded… For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (JOHN 13:5, 15).
Max Lucado asked: “What would your life be like, even for one day, if you were to think and act like Jesus? If His priorities governed your actions, His passions drove your decisions, and His love directed your behaviour? What would you be like? Would people notice the change in you? Would your family see something new?… Pause and think about your schedule, obligations, engagements, outings and appointments. With Jesus fully in control, would these all change?”
Adoniran Judson seems to accept this challenge as he says: “I want to be like Christ… Follow Him only, copy His teachings, drink in His Spirit, and place my feet in His footprints… Oh, to be more like Christ”. Oh, what a challenge to all Christians!
Our text presents the humility of Christ as He washes His disciples’ feet. Beloved, you must be humble like Christ. To accomplish this, denounce self and pride, pray daily for grace to be like Christ in all areas of your life: at home, school and in the community. In so doing, you will please God and draw others to Christ.
QUOTE: Oh, to be more like Christ.
CHALLENGE: Pray daily for the grace to be humble like Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I want to be like Jesus in every area of my life.