What Jesus Did! 'Not Everyone Is Clean' — John 13:10-11

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Jesus replied [after his interchange with Peter about washing Peter's feet], "A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you." For Jesus knew who would betray him. That is what he meant when he said, "Not all of you are clean."
— John 13:10-11 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus could clean the disciples' dirty feet, but they had to offer their hearts for him to clean them truly. Judas' heart was dirtier than his feet. Jesus gave Judas this moment to receive the Lord's loving service. Judas had to choose to stick to his betrayal scheme or be touched by the Savior. He chose not to be touched by Jesus' love, example, and service. What about you, have you been touched? Have you offered your heart to Jesus?

Today's Prayer

Father, be with me as I seek to serve the following people: ... Please bless my service and use it to draw them closer to your Son. In his name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 5:6-11
  • 1 John 4:10
  • 1 John 1:14


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Illustration of John 13:10-11 NLT — "A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you."   ——   "Not all of you are clean."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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