Friday, August 22, 2008

Daily Digest #126

[Jesus] poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet. —John 13:5

As described in the scene of Jesus' foot-washing, we realize how much He has humbled himself. He showed us a profound example of how one should serve others. He taught us that social status or any other worldly standards do not matter. If He -- the King of kings, the Lord of lords, and the Son of God -- could do it, why can't we?

Pride is one of the most difficult things to get rid of. Even in the most common circumstances, we deal with pride. It is the root of other sinful ways. If we take a closer look, we would realize that WITHOUT pride, we wouldn't be selfish. We wouldn't be impolite. We wouldn't be inconsiderate. We wouldn't be insensitive. We wouldn't be tightfisted. Pride hinders us to love and be used by God completely for His purposes.

For this, let us pray. May we ask God to take away our pride. As He answers us with "pride-trials" from time to time, may we remember what we prayed for and learn from every encounter. May we take our battles and struggles at the foot of His cross and take comfort in Him. May we learn to surrender to God completely. Pray always.

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