John 13: 4-9
Jesus got up from the supper table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His loins, poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel He had around Him. When He came to Simon Peter, Peter said to Him, “Master You shouldn’t be washing our feet like this!” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand why I am doing it; some day you will.” “No,” Peter protested, “You shall never wash my feet!” But if I don’t, you can’t be My partner,” Jesus replied. Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and my head as well – not just my feet!”
Ten reasons why I never wash!
-I was forced to wash as a child
-People who wash are hypocrites; they think they are cleaner than everyone else.
-There are so many kinds of soap; I just can’t decide on the best one to use.
-I used to wash, but I got bored and stopped doing it.
-I wash only on special occasions like Christmas and Easter.
-None of my friends wash.
-I’ll start washing when I get older and dirtier.
-I don’t have time to wash.
-The bathroom is never warm enough in winter or cool enough in summer.
-The people who make the soap are only after your money.
Pray for those in your family or amongst your friends and acquaintances who are making excuses and presenting reasons why they don’t want to come to Jesus for His cleansing.