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3 Difficult Choices

A series on the difficult choices that Jesus calls us to make by Dave Beroth.

Will You Serve Others?

When life challenges us to take a different direction, what kind of thinking empowers us to carry on with joy and not lose our passion? What do you need to know to take the place of serving people, even those not committed to your success?

As we dive into Part 2 of 3 Difficult Choices, consider the mindset behind Jesus’ actions and words the night he washed the dirty feet of His disciples.

Jesus knew who He was and why He was on the earth, so he served in humility.

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
– John 13:3, New International Version

Jesus assumed the most humbling task in that culture. Why hadn’t one of the disciples done that? We have a clue from other Gospel writers — the disciples continually argued among themselves who would be greatest in the kingdom. None of the disciples were secure enough in who they were to embrace the job of a servant.

Difficult Choice 2

In what situation will you serve others today?

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