Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.
Day Two – John 13 : 7-11
Categories: Don’s Daily Devotions
Read John 13:7-11
V7: Jesus tells Peter he doesn’t yet understand what the Lord is doing, but in due time he will. How often this is true of us, perhaps even at this present time, but HE is Lord!
V8: Peter still protests – and here we feel he is “digging his heels in”, he’s sure he’s right, and isn’t really listening to the Lord. This also can be true of us! What Jesus’ answer means is, surely, that Peter – and all believers- belong to Jesus on His terms, not ours. We can only be made clean by what Jesus has done, not anything we can do. This looks beyond the foot washing to His death on the cross and His shed blood for our sins. (See 1 John 1:7)
V9: Simon is now all enthusiasm – “then wash me all over, Lord”
V10: But by what Jesus has done for His people, they are completely clean – nothing can be added, or needs to be. Do we know this is true of us, because we are trusting in Him?
V10-11: Again, we see the Lord’s knowledge of Judas’ betrayal. He is not made clean, because he is not truly trusting in Jesus at all. Let us be warned, it is possible to seem to be one of Christ’s people – to be “like the others in church, etc.” yet not to know and trust Jesus ourselves. May we all know Him as our own Saviour and Lord.