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On the night of the first Lord’s Supper, Jesus models an attitude that we must choose to have each time we come to His Table.
Do you remember?
The Problem They Faced
On the evening of the Last Supper, there was a problem among His disciples that Jesus had to address.
While Satan waited at the door, While the High Priest plotted for Christ’s life, and
While the Roman cross stood, not far away…
A greater priority than all others was Christ’s—His disciples had to be cleansed by Christ’s humble, sacrificial love.
Often our lives have the same problem that Jesus saw among His disciples.
Jesus knew that there was a competitive spirit in the hearts of His disciples.
In fact, approaching the Last Supper, the disciples were disputing over which of them was the greatest (Luke 22:24–30).
The hearts of His disciples contained un-forsaken selfishness, disagreements, and contentions.
They had allowed their jealousies, impatience, and ambition to pollute the hallowed atmosphere of worship; and none of those are acceptable at Christ’s Table. Listen to Luke 22:24
“Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.”
An Unforgettable Lesson in Humility So at that Last Supper, Jesus gave them an unforgettable lesson in humility. By His actions, Jesus rebuked their selfishness and pride.
The more you think about this scene, the more profound it becomes.
It is certainly an illustration of what Paul wrote years later in Philippians 2:1–16. Peter must have recalled the event when he wrote his first epistle and urged his readers to “be clothed with humility” (1 Peter 5:5).
It is remarkable how often the Gospel of John reminds us of Christ’s humility even while magnifying His deity:
“The Son can do nothing of Himself” (John 5:19, 30).
“For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will” (John 6:38).
“And I seek not Mine own glory” (John 8:50).
And of course, John ends with the account of Christ’s ultimate expression of humility through His death on the cross.
Christ’s Last Supper Message to Us