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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 20 December
TOPIC: NOT PUFFED UP BY SUCCESS
DCLM KEY VERSE:
“He … took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.”.
DCLM Daily Manna Devotional Message
Success changes people’s lifestyle. Once there is a change in one’s status financially, politically or socially, a change in the person’s lifestyle and behaviour follows immediately. The person begins to change his appearance, carriage, conduct, duties and even associates. It is common to find those who have become elevated by success to begin to distance and detach themselves from their former associates. Those who were once their friends, co-workers, etc., can no longer have access to them let alone serve them. They have become puffed up by success.
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Our passage brings us to Jesus’ last days on earth. Knowing that He is God, has all things in His possession and was soon to return to heaven, He did the most astonishing thing never done by those who have sensed success close or have tasted a bit of it. He decided to do a duty reserved only for slaves and servants by washing the feet of His disciples. This appears most demeaning and below His status that Peter initially protested against having his feet washed by Him. But Jesus had a strong message to teach. He was acknowledged as Lord and Master but still washed His followers’ feet. This was a powerful and very striking lesson in humility. They were not to allow any position they may attain in life to stop them from rendering service to one another.
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How we need to learn the lesson afresh today! It is sad to see how many people allow the little success they have attained create a gulf between them and those with whom they once associated. That you have a new job, got promoted at work, had a major breakthrough in business or have risen in ranks in the church or society should not make you abandon those with whom you once rubbed shoulders .
Remember, “Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
We must stoop very low if we wish to reach very high.
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