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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Through love serve one another.’ Galatians 5:13 NKJV

Before Jesus went to the cross, the Bible says that ‘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.’ (John 13:3–5 NIV) Then He said, ‘I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you… Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.’ (John 13:15–17 NIV)

What a lesson! Love can’t be manifested in isolation. It can’t be done sitting alone in front of a TV or PC. To quote the great musical producer Oscar Hammerstein: ‘Love isn’t love ’til you give it away.’ Note: Jesus ‘showed them the full extent of His love.’ (John 13:1 NIV) How? By donning a servant’s towel.

Where can you do that? Anywhere! How about tomorrow at the office, the warehouse, or the job site? Your workplace can become a sacred place where God’s presence blesses the mundane, day-to-day routine, because the love of God within you wears a servant’s towel. ‘Let me make those copies for you… I’ll cover your calls while you run to school to bring your son his lunch box… you look like you’re going through a rough time, and I’m a pretty good listener. I may not have all the answers, but I know Someone who does.’

Paul bottom-lines it: ‘Through love serve one another.’ So go out of your way to serve someone today.

SoulFood: 1 Kings 16:1–18:15, Mark 14:1–11, Ps 4, Pro 12:25

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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