As we listen to God’s written Word, we hear the voice of Jesus Christ, God’s living Word. Christ speaks to us through the Scriptures.He speaks to us concerning Himself.
Jesus is the Son, the Saviour and the Servant. He is God’s Son. He is our Saviour. Here, we focus on Jesus, the Servant. He’s God’s Servant. He serves God by serving us. He serves God’s purpose, the purpose of our salvation. We see Jesus’ love in John 13:1. When Jesus “began to wash His disciples’ feet” (John 13:5), Peter didn’t understand (John 13:7). The washing of the disciples’ feet is to be understood in the light of the Cross. We get a glimpse of something bigger than feet-washing: He “loved us and washed us from our sins by His blood” (Revelation 1:5). Peter’s first reaction was negative (John 13:8). Peter missed the point: “If I do not wash you, you are not clean” (John 13:8). If we are to belong to Christ, we must see Him as our Saviour, who has redeemed us through the shedding of His precious blood. Peter, then, responds with great enthusiasm (John 13:9). Jesus tells us that we need ‘all over’ cleansing (John 13:10). We need new birth, and we need to keep clean. “Not everyone of you” (John 13:10) raises the question, “Lord, is it I?” (John 13:25).