Thursday, October 10, 2019

Would we tell Jesus "No"?

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” 
Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!" 
Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”  So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?  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.  For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (John 13:7-17)
Peter said, No way Jesus . . . . You won't wash my feet! Peter did not understand. He was about to be washed clean from sin . . . from head to toe through the sacrifice of Jesus, but he did not understand the sign Christ was representing that night before supper.

Many times we disregard the sage wisdom of those over us because it doesn't make sense now! I remember my parents saying something like, "You'll understand one day". How true! Now I am saying that today, to many young people who look at me like I am crazy!😯😰😱😦😨😟

But like the older Joseph figured out, (Genesis 50:20) God is working things out in His timing. When God's plans don't make sense and when those over us don't quite make sense to us, trust God and obey! After all, He put them over us! (Romans 13:1)

Would we tell Him "No!"?

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