John|13:1-18 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet,but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
> Foot Washing was a mystery to the disciples who were of the Old Covenant. The Lord made it clear as with his death and resurrection, the disciples did not understand this ordinance yet, but would after Pentecost.. It is clear that foot washing is an ordinance given to the Church who is born again and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Are we Baptized? Do we partake in the Lord's supper? Then ought we also to wash one another's feet. Austerity has no place. We do not accept sin, and we are not above the Lord. We have not lost our salvation, and God wants us washed and restored. Brethren, the Devil and false religion do NOT wash feet. It's "beneath" them, because they do not confess sin. It was not above our Lord to wash feet, yet he has not sinned. The old Covenent discarded Evil in effect, but Jesus paid for sins and became sin for us. We are bought with a price.
>Lord Thank you for your word, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and now into our hearts. Lord give us wisdom and grace for foot washing, help us not to think more highly of ourselves then we ought to think, and to receive your word with meekness. God bless us each and every one. In Christ, Amen.