In The Doing

John 13_17_Blessing in Doing

Each time I read about it something new jumps out; there’s always more to learn.

It was the night of the Last Supper, and during the meal, Jesus got up and washed the feet of His disciple’s.  When He was finished, He returned to His place at the table and asked the men if they understood what He had just done for them.  Before they could utter a response, Jesus continued:

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (John 13:14-16)

And then, before moving on to the topic of Judas’ betrayal, Jesus added this all-important conclusion to His example:

Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (v.17)

As I contemplated His words, it hit me that the blessing of God comes in the doing, not just in the knowing.  We can have all the knowledge of what Christ expects, but if our faith doesn’t reach our feet we’re missing the point – and the blessing!

Our faith must pass from our head, through our heart, and finally reach our feet where it’s put into action – action that brings blessings to others and blessings from God.

Take an honest look at your faith today.  Has it remained largely in what you know and believe?  Or has it reached your feet?  Remember, God’s blessing is promised to those who do!  –Dave

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