Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. He washed the feet of His disciples, even those of Judas Iscariot, the man who would betray and kill Him the very next day.
John 13:3-5 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
John 13:12-17 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down
again, He said to them, “Do you [b]know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Love made Jesus serve. As such, we should have love for our colleagues, business partners and friends whom God has placed in our paths, regardless of their statuses or class in society. We need to remember that everyone has families, emotions and deal with real issues, such as bad reports, illnesses and relationship troubles. We must have hearts to care, empathize and extend grace when it is required or the situation calls for it. We are to minister to people out of love with the spiritual gifts that God has given us. Love is what will set spiritual leaders apart from the rest of the leaders in the world.
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约翰福音13:3-5耶稣知道父已将万有交在他手里，且知道自己是从 神出来的，又要归到 神那里去， 就离席站起来，脱了衣服，拿一条手巾束腰， 随后把水倒在盆里，就洗门徒的脚，并用自己所束的手巾擦干。
约翰福音13:12-17耶稣洗完了他们的脚，就穿上衣服，又坐下，对他们说：“我向你们所做的，你们明白吗？ 你们称呼我夫子，称呼我主，你们说的不错，我本来是。 我是你们的主，你们的夫子，尚且洗你们的脚，你们也当彼此洗脚。 我给你们作了榜样，叫你们照着我向你们所做的去做。 我实实在在地告诉你们，仆人不能大于主人，差人也不能大于差他的人。 你们既知道这事，若是去行就有福了。”