Often a wrong concept of the Word of God prevents the glory of the Church from being seen. Christ Jesus proposes to present to Himself a spotless Church. He will accomplish this by the washing with the water of the Word. How do you conceive of the Word of God today? Christ’s authority as the Word always was found in His willingness to love. Are you willing to allow His authority to reign by letting Him love you or are you too busy serving Him? Let him that is to be greatest among us be the servant of all. Christ rose from supper, laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. He was preparing to be the servant of all. “But made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). Will you allow His administration of the Word to cleanse you?
“Then cometh he to Simon Peter; and Peter saith unto him, Lord dost thou was my feet? …Thou shalt never wash my feet” ( John 13:6, 8). Through false humility, Peter denied Christ his right to serve and thereby subverted the eternal plan for the Corporate Church. You cannot serve the Word of God. The Word is a Master desiring only to serve and to cleanse. “Now you are clean,” Christ says, “through the words I have spoken unto you.”
Allow the Word to wash you with purity, to become your servant. It will serve you well. Dost thou wash my feet? Yea Lord, for if He wash me not, then no part of Him am I.