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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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(Pro 15:8 KJV) The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

For the believing Jew there was only one place that you could make a “sacrifice” (2077).  After the temple was built sacrifices could only be offered in Jerusalem.  The Hebrews ran into real problems trying to get around this.  That was one error.  The other error was that many began to look at the sacrifice as a superstitious ritual, a rite that they could perform and expect some mystical power to be invoked.  They would come with pagan hearts and expect a response from a Holy God.  It did not work that way.  It still doesn’t.

Gentiles do not sacrifice in the temple.  Christians now have communion to remember that blood sacrifice is not longer necessary because Jesus shed His blood to pay for our sin.  As He said on the cross, “It is finished”.

This verse should remind us though of the warning issued by the Apostle Paul.
(1Co 11:27-28 KJV) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
So?  Communion is a sacrament that was instituted by Jesus.  One of the aspects is that we are to examine ourselves and make sure that we are up to date on our repentance and obedience.  Non-believers need not apply. 

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