Thursday, June 28, 2012

Price Paid

"For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."
1Corinthians 11:26

This chapter in 1Corinthians concerns the Apostle Paul's teaching on "the Lords Supper" or Communion, as Evangelicals call it. He begins by reprimanding the Corinthian Believers for the manner in which they are partaking of this meal (yes, it was a meal). Many of the Believers viewed this time as nothing more than a free meal. They would come, grab food, eat, some would get drunk and not care for those who were poor and truly needed the food. The Apostle Paul scolds them for their behavior.
He exhorts them that the whole purpose of eating the "Lord's Supper" was to remember the Lord's death until He comes back again.

The "Lord's Supper" is not "snack time" its a time for remebrance. Its a time to discern, understand the great price the Lord paid for our redemption. We are to examine our hearts, and see if we really understand Christ's death on the Cross, if we understand its great significance. If we do that there will be life to what we are doing and we will benefit from it. The next time you partake of Communion truly remember its full significance. 

Dear heavenly Father thank You for sending You only begotten Son to earth to die on the cross for our sins. May we truly be aware of the great price that Your Son paid for our redemption. For He gave Himself for us, He took the punishment that we deserved. We thank You, in Jesus name, amen.

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