Pondering John 13:1-17

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After Jesus finished washing the feet of His disciples he went back to His place at the table and asked them a question:

“Do you understand what I have done for you?”

Certainly He was referring to what He had just done – but in the broader context of His life, death, and resurrection I think it is a legitimate question to ask. And a question that I have been pondering this week. Here are the questions I keep hearing Him ask:

Do you understand the price that was paid for your salvation?

Do you understand that though salvationĀ is a free gift to you, it cost me my life?

Do you understand that you were doomed to spend eternity in hell if I had not gone to the cross on your behalf?

Do you understand that your life no longer belongs to you? It has been redeemed – bought and paid for with my blood.

Do you understand the amazing gift of grace and that you were completely undeserving of this gift?

Do you understand the incredible power of forgiveness – and now that you have been forgiven you can offer forgiveness to those who have hurt and wronged you?

Do you understand that you are now a new creation – that your life has purpose; it is not a waste?

Do you understand that you have been blessed so that you can be a blessing to others?

Do you understand that now there is great hope for the future, whereas before there was only despair.

Do you understand that there is absolutely no reason to fear death any longer?

Do you understand that there is a reason for everyday to be a day of joy and gladness?

Do you understand that you are loved beyond your wildest imagination?

Do you understand that you have been reconciled to the God that created you – though once you were far away from Him, now you have been brought near?

“Do you understand what I have done for you?”

“Father, would you remind me to preach the gospel to myself everyday lest I ever forget all that You have done for me”

Next Week’s Passage: John 13:18-38

 

 

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One thought on “Pondering John 13:1-17

  1. Thanks for reminding me of these TRUTHS.

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