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TOPIC OF DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL FOR 23 JANUARY 2020 IS “WORTHY PARTAKERS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER.”
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
17. Now on this that I declare unto you I reward you not, that ye come collectively not for the higher, however for the more serious.
18. For to begin with, when ye come collectively within the church, I hear that there be divisions amongst you; and I partly imagine it.
19. For there should be additionally heresies amongst you, that they that are authorised could also be made manifest amongst you.
20. When ye come collectively subsequently into one place, this isn’t to eat the Lord’s supper.
21. For in consuming each one taketh earlier than different his personal supper; and one is hungry, and one other is drunken.
22. What? have ye not homes to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and disgrace them that haven’t? What shall I say to you? shall I reward you on this? I reward you not.
23. For I’ve acquired of the Lord that which additionally I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the identical evening during which he was betrayed took bread;
24. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and stated, Take, eat; that is my physique, which is damaged for you; this do in remembrance of me.
25. After the identical method additionally he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the brand new testomony in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26. For as typically as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s dying until he come.
27. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be responsible of the physique and blood of the Lord.
28. However let a person study himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s physique.
30. For this trigger many are weak and sickly amongst you, and lots of sleep.
31. For if we’d decide ourselves, we shouldn’t be judged.
32. However after we are judged, we’re chastened of the Lord, that we shouldn’t be condemned with the world.
33. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come collectively to eat, tarry one for an additional.
34. And if any man starvation, let him eat at residence; that ye come not collectively unto condemnation. And the remainder will I set so as after I come.
KEY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 11:27
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be responsible of the physique and blood of the Lord.
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance bequeathed to the Church by the Lord, Jesus Christ earlier than His dying. The ordinance is supposed to commemorate His dying for our sins and in addition level to His second coming. It’s also known as the Lord’s Desk, Holy Communion, Eucharist and Holy Sacrament.
The ordinance was instituted to supply individuals the chance to look again and bear in mind the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary as an completed process to be celebrated. As well as, believers have the chance of thorough self-examination every now and then; as every participant appears to be like inward and checks for any sin or issues that may make them unworthy partakers, and by extension, unfit for heaven. Such issues are correctly handled and essential restitution undertaken. Moreover, it is a chance to look ahead in anticipation of the Lord’s wonderful return.
The way in which and method the Lord’s Supper is well known ought to draw the eye of individuals to Christ, not solely to their sins, weaknesses and failures however for inward examination in order to purge all hidden iniquities; in order to arrange for the Lord’s return. Any participant should be born once more and preserve an important fellowship with the Lord. No believer, anticipating the return of the Lord needs to be dwelling in secret immorality, fraud, dishonesty, satisfaction and maintaining grudges or malice towards fellow believers.
Apostle Paul stated individuals who take part on the desk of the Lord in an unworthy method are responsible of the physique and blood of the Lord. For such folks, there will likely be divine judgment in type of illness, bodily weak point and dying; whereas the worthy partakers will take pleasure in sound well being, peace with God, prosperity and lengthy life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Lord’s Supper needs to be taken worthily and in anticipation of His return.
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