If I Wash thee not?

“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.” John 13:6-8.

“…If I wash thee not, thou has no part with me.” John 13:8.  The Lord has had me on that scripture for two days.  Humility is required to allow the Lord to wash you.  Often we try to clean ourselves up before allowing the Lord to truly clean us, kind of how we clean our house before the cleaning lady comes.   We don’t like for others to see our dirt.  Religion will help us get our house in order.  Everything will appear nice and tidy until you start looking under the rug and in the closet.  The dirt is still there and in fact piles up.  The dirt will always resurface eventually.

Far too often our pride will hinder the Lord of washing us.  We want Him to wash the things we dislike but tuck the others under the rug or in the closet.  Our flesh is good at hiding the signs of a dirty house without ever getting rid of the dirt.  Now that we realize WHO needs to wash us, Jesus Christ, we now must understand WHAT needs to be washed.  Our heart.  Once our heart is washed, the sins fall off.

It takes a humble heart to admit we have dirt under the rug.  Jesus already knows this, He just wants us to admit it so He can cleanse us.  Pride will keep us sweeping it under the rug and religion will show us how.  If our heart is not changed, we have not been washed by the Blood of Jesus.

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Luke 6:46.  There are many who call Jesus Lord, but He is only Lord of those who obey His Word.  Has He washed you?  Are you part of Him?  Is He your Lord?  Do you obey His Word?   – Donna Warren

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