Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to cling to, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant… Philippians 2:6-7a
In the 13th chapter of John we see Jesus as He washed the feet of His disciples in an act of humility so shocking that the proud and boastful Peter refused His ministrations. But then Jesus taught them the true meaning of His actions and Peter humbled himself before His Master.
Then he said, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, you do. I’m only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn’t give orders to the employer. If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life. John 13:12-17 MSG
With this one act, Jesus demonstrated His humility and servanthood and commanded us to do the same.
“Walking in sandals on the filthy roads of Israel in the first century made it imperative that feet be washed before a communal meal, especially since people reclined at a low table and feet were very much in evidence. When Jesus rose from the table and began to wash the feet of the disciples (John 13:4), He was doing the work of the lowliest of servants. The disciples must have been stunned at this act of humility and condescension, that Christ, their Lord and master, should wash the feet of His disciples, when it was their proper work to have washed His. But when Jesus came to earth the first time, He came not as King and Conqueror, but as the suffering Servant of Isaiah 53. As He revealed in Matthew 20:28, He came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” The humility expressed by His act with towel and basin foreshadowed His ultimate act of humility and love on the cross.” https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-washing-feet.html
As followers of Jesus Christ, we demonstrate true humilty by esteeming others better than ourselves (Philippians 2:3). We love one another above ourselves (Romans 12:10). This is the evidence of humility manifested from hearts totally surrendered to living as Jesus Christ did. May it be so in our lives.
Grace and peace be unto you from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.