There are some great lessons concerning all arenas of life from the Bible. Most of life‘s answers to the many important questions the world can throw to us, perhaps all of them, they can be found on many of these Bible passages, and The Lord Jesus’ teachings.
For instance; let us go over the book of John chapter 13, from verse 1 to 17, and learn something again from The Lord Jesus. Reading from New King James, it records:
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 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. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
- Lead by Example
You have heard that phrase that says, “Monkey do what monkey see.” Even The Lord Jesus said in the book of John chapter 5 verse 19, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” Lead by example, teach by example, this is what The Lord Jesus was telling His disciples when He was washing their feet. He said, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” Checkout also <<<Servant Leadership>>> As a leader, people will appreciate more if you show them and demonstrate to them the good example they should follow. As you know, we can watch and copy one another even from far distance. Our leadership will begin to earn and gain credibility only when we start to model to people things and change they want to see and improve in their lives also. This is also at our homes, not just in our workplaces, or as we portray ourselves in public as we are known by our societies. Sometimes it can feel like one action is better than a thousand words. Our actions can speak louder than anything else.
- Seek to Understand First, and If You Don’t, Follow Your Instincts