Philippians 2:6-8  “Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross!”

The Scene: The act of a servant washing the feet of another person.

John 13:3-17 (Read) Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. Their feet came in contact with the earth (the earth representing the world, a dirty, dusty place, sinful). Therefore, washing the feet means to clean up oneself and be separate from the world system and values, i.e., man’s values vs. God’s.

The feet represent ministry. Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'”

The bigger picture is one of ministry to others. We are called daily to put on the whole armor of God which includes putting on the shoes/sandals of the gospel. See Ephesians 6:14-18.

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