Jesus, Our Worthy Example 

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.
Mark 10:45

Whoever wants to become great among you must first be your servant.
Mark 10:43

Law of Christ

Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2  Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 He who says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:6 Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.. Who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Example of Christ

Jesus…. “went about doing good” Jesus healed… “all who were oppressed by the devil” Why?… “for God was with Him.” Are we ‘doing good’ by trusting in our own righteousness?  Or do we rest on His finished work? Are we following His example? – for He did only those things He saw the Father doing. He spoke to the world only ‘those things which I have heard of Him’. Jesus is our worthy example. Leaving an example that we should follow in His steps.

Humility of Christ

He asked not that they served Him, but that He serve them. So He washed His disciples feet, demonstrating that the Servant of all is the Chief of all. Jesus went about doing good – that’s all – just doing good.

Strength of Christ

Being kind to one another; tender-hearted; forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.. And in the sight of God this is of great value. But how to follow His wonderful example? How to be merciful, compassionate, forgiving, loving and good? HOW ? Well Jesus said – “without Me you can do nothing” but Praise the Lord.. “I can do ALL things through Christ Who gives me the strength”

Joy of Christ

If this is to be a life of self-sacrifice and loss.. a life of unpopularity a place where you are unappreciated… then take heart.. There is a joy set before us – the joy of seeing Him.  That is the joy set before us – that joy of seeing Him. That joy will help us also to despise the shame. The Lord is indeed Our Worthy Example. 

Picture of washing feet courtesy of Big Book Media

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