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ChrisJD
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 Help for humility- from our feet

"Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?"

If there is one part of the human body which reminds me of my own creatureness, it is [b]my feet[/b].

Are not our feet humbling?

If you do not think it too awkward or strange, look at your own feet.

Consider how they remind us that we are bound to this earth from which our bodies were formed.

Unlike our hands, which may inspire pride in us for all that they can do in serving our will, our feet are rather inept for work, for doing, or for getting things we desire.

And consider too what sort of foundation we have for standing upon our feet. We have feet of flesh. We do not have wings for feet. We do not hover over the ground by some power. No, we plod along upon the earth, one step upon another, with only these few inches of flesh and bone to support our entire weight and carry us along the way. And if we did not cover them and protect them, they would soon be covered with all the dirt of this world.

So it was in the time of our Lord, that I suppose they needed to wash their feet often. Ohh brothers and sisters, here is something so wonderfull, so precious then, to consider: the Creator, when He walked among us, stooped to wash His creature's feet.

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He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 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.



How this melts my heart. To think that He Who's Throne is Heaven, Who's Footstool is Earth,

Who
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alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.



and indeed even walked upon the water, to think that He washed the disciples's feet. But has He not even washed ours? Did He not tell Peter

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If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.



Beloved, how humbling it is to think on these things, and how they do inspire love for Him. And how tenderly and with such regard should we treat each other, if our Master, such a Master as He is, is willing to wash our feet.


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Christopher Joel Dandrow

 2006/7/15 22:07Profile
hulsey
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 Re: Help for humility- from our feet

Brother that is beautiful.

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"You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. "If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. "Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. "If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
(John 13:13-17)

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. [i]"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."[/i]
(John 13:34-35)



If we had this desire in our hearts we'd have revival most certainly.


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SI Moderator - Jeremy Hulsey

 2006/7/15 22:25Profile
ChrisJD
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Joined: 2006/2/11
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Hi Hulsey, hope you are well.

I noticed something, perhaps for the first time, in the qoute you gave us from the Lord

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If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.



Can see a connection in your sentiments here

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If we had this desire in our hearts we'd have revival most certainly.



Can see that it might be both; that we would have revival if we had this desire and if we had this desire we would have revival?

Peace be with you and grace in Messiah.


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Christopher Joel Dandrow

 2006/7/16 16:34Profile





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