"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." John 13:15.
What did He say they should therefore do to one another? "Ye call Me Master and Lord, and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye a/so ought to wash one another's feet." John 13:13, 14.
What promise is given to those who carry out this ordinance? "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." John 13:17.
How was the Oriental custom of feet washing invariably conducted? "Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree." Gen. 18:4 (Gen.19:2) (Judges 19:21) (2 Sam. 11:8) (Luke 7:44).
As late as A.D. 65, what was one test applied by the apostle to determine whether a widow was worthy to be taken into a certain circle? "If she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints'feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." 1 Tim. 5:10.
How does Christ regard an act performed toward the humblest of His disciples? "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Matt. 25:40.
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