Daily Devotional – Today is the Day

By on January 8, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from John 13: 1-9. While this was a display of His servant nature, there was more. Jesus explained to Peter, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” He also told Peter that unless Jesus washed him, He would have no share with Him. He would be, in a sense, rejecting the purifying grace of Jesus, and although he did not understand at that time, Jesus explained that the time would come when He would understand.

“It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 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. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

That time did come

Jesus knew there was sin knocking at the door. He knew Peter was going to give the devil a foothold. Jesus knew that although Peter had given his life to serving Him, he was going to need a spiritual washing. He was on the verge of denying he ever knew the Son of God.

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Jesus came to minister, to pour out Himself for the good of others. He humbled Himself, taking the position of a bondservant to show to the disciples the eternal principle of spiritual washing and cleansing of the body and the soul from the pollutants of sin. He exemplified the true nature of God, and gave Himself as a sacrifice, so that we might have a share with Him, through the Blood and the water, both testifying to the true nature of Christ.

The spiritual washing that was to come is an absolute necessity for having share in the Kingdom of God. Spiritual washing is required to have a part in Christ, to become partakers of Jesus. He justifies and sanctifies all who are His, so willingly take part in the spiritual washing provided by Jesus Christ through His shed Blood, the power of the Holy Spirit and the washing of the water of the Word.

Today is the day

If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, do so today. Allow Him to wash away the stain of sin. Let Him clean you from the defilement of that sin. Believe in your heart, confess with your mouth that Jesus died, was buried and on the third day was raised. He now sits at the right hand of the Father. If you can believe and confess this, the Word says you will be saved.

For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end.  As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion”  (Heb 3:14-15).

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you that you wash me, you justify me, you sanctify me, and one day you will glorify me so that I may live with you into eternity. Help me Lord to understand that it is through your blood, that I am cleansed. Help me to understand that I am not clean through my own efforts, but only through your Son. He is the only way.

In Jesus name

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).


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Daily Devotional – Today is the Day