John 13:16 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
2) "The servant is not greater than his lord;" (ouk estin doulos meizon tou kuriou) "A servant is (exists) not greater than his lord or master," Joh 15:20, and should not be, or hold himself to be above, or too good to do lowly service, to which our Lord condescended, Php_2:5-7. It is the duty of the servant to serve his master.
3) "Nor he that is sent," (oude apostolos) "Nor is that one who is commissioned, or mandated," Jesus was not greater than His Father who sent Him, Luk 19:10; Joh 3:16. Nor were the apostles whom He had ordained and sent.
4) "Greater than he that sent him." (meizon tou pempsantos auton) ''Greater than the one who sent, ,commissioned, or mandated him," Joh 20:21; The sent is servant to the sender, and should be obedient and respectful to Him, is the idea, Mat 10:24. The spirit of the servant should be:
"Wherever He Leads I'll Go''
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
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