by Samuel Bagster
There was … a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.” § The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.Jesus … rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
Bible verses: John 13:16John 13:17Luke 22:24Luke 22:25Luke 22:26Luke 22:27Matthew 20:28John 13:3John 13:4John 13:5
Samuel Bagster was a noted London bookseller born in the 18th century, and he established a strong family tradition of daily Bible reading. Members of his family turned that habit into this devotional classic. Each day of the year contains a brief collection of NKJV verses organized by topic into moving morning and evening readings. 384 pages, softcover, Whitaker House.
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