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.

Monday, April 4, 2022

A Reminder

(Pro 4:17 KJV)  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Notice that this is the antithesis to communion.  The physical elements are the same:  Bread and wine.  The focus and worship is totally different.  What you are looking at is the mantra of our secular culture.  “Wickedness” (7562) is evil.  It is moral degeneration.  It is the everyday sustenance of our pagan culture.  “Violence” (2555) is becoming more common from “mostly peaceful” demonstrations to road rage.  

When Christians take the bread and wine they are partaking in a different reality.  The bread represents the body of Christ.  His death and resurrection give us hope for eternity.  The wine, or cup for us from the really spiritual denominations, represents the shed blood of Jesus which washes away our sin and makes us eligible for that eternity.

So?  Rejoice.  Soon we will celebrate the resurrection.  During the next few weeks you will probably have the opportunity to take communion.  When you do, realize that it is not just a ritual but a reminder of God’s intervention into our wicked and violent world.

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