An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Syndrome

 (1 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV)  We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

It is the day after Thanksgiving and I was looking at something besides Proverbs.  I noticed a simple, common word and the Greek word behind it.  “Thanks” in Greek is a word that sounds like the catholic term “Eucharist,” or communion to us protestants. It is a compound word using “good” and “grace” and meaning “good grace” or “good favor”.  It looks like the catholic term comes from the use of the word during the Last Supper as Jesus was giving thanks.  It seems to be the common form of prayer before meals.  In a sense, every time we offer a blessing before we eat we are having a Eucharist. 

Why do we offer a blessing before meals?  Because Jesus did.  That seems like a pretty good reason.  It might be a simple way to begin following His lead.

So?  One day has passed.  Are you still thankful?  The blessings continue when the mashed potatoes, or tamales, run out.

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