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Washing of Feet

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by standingfirminChrist, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. standingfirminChrist

    Dec 25, 2005

    For I have given you an example

    How many follow the example of Christ? There are many who are about the Father's business in this world. Ministering in areas where some are not as bold to go. Do you wash their feet? I am not talking physically.

    How can we wash their feet? By prayer and supplication; lifting them up to the Lord for strength. By encouraging them in the ministry (if the ministry is of God). By sharing the Gospel with them to edify them.

    Can you think of other examples of service that would be equal to that of foot washing?
    #1 standingfirminChrist, Jan 1, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  2. youngmom4

    youngmom4 New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    This is so funny, I was just thinking abou this very thing last night! I was thinking since my hubby is supposed to love me like Christ, and Christ washed the disciples' feet...doesn't that mean hubby should wash my feet?!! :laugh: :saint:

    Hey, my feet were tired, and a good foot-washing sounded really nice at the time! :laugh: :thumbs:
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    By supporting missionaries financially.

    By giving out of our needs to our brothers and sisters who have even less than we do.

    By being hospitable to the saints and the lost.

    By loving the unloveable.

    By witnessing and sharing the Good News.

    Simply by letting the light of Jesus shine through us. I, for one, am a 'cracked pot', so I have no problem with this. :)
  4. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
    If I lived in a culture where footwashing was both a necessity and an expected action of a host/hostess, I would do such.

    I actually don't give out a lot of glasses of cold water, either.

    But many ways in demonstrating humility and kindness. I'll not post my actions/gifts since boasting would not effect the concept of humility. Duh. ;)
  5. Trotter

    Trotter <img src =/6412.jpg>

    Jun 29, 2003
    Washing feet was a job for the lowest slave of the household. Washing dirt and manure from people's stinking feet was not a glamorous job. But Jesus put Himself into that position to show His discples that they, too, should be willing to be just as hmble in serving others.

    Honestly, we fail miserably at this. how many times have we passed someone on the side of the road walking, or broken down, or with a flat tire... and never slowed down or glanced in the mirror at them? how many times have we seen people with needs... financial, physical, spiritual... and "passed by on the other side of the road"? how many times have we missed the pain in someone's voice, or the strain showing around the corners of their eyes... and went on our merry way?

    The parable of the Good Samaritan ties in perfectly with this, but ours is a broader and shallower need. People don't have to been half-dead to need our help. A word, a touch, ten bucks... just a little concern can make a world of difference to one in need.