Monday, August 7 – Matthew 26:26-29

Aug 6, 2023

Now while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it with you, new, in My Father’s kingdom.”

 

Do you have a special item you remember someone by? These things are often sentimental and invaluable to us because they remind us of the special person who passed it on. This moment was a turning point in Jesus’s ministry: He prepared His disciples for the next chapter of His ministry, one where He would not be bodily present with them. What He passed down was not just to help them remember Him as a person; it was a symbol of His sacrifice for mankind. Many things from biblical times have not endured to the present day. Yet the Lord’s Supper is something we still observe. We take part in this simple moment to remember a magnificent truth: Jesus lived the perfect life we could not, died the death that we deserved, and rose again to give us hope for eternity. Jesus called His disciples to remember Him in a way that was not only relevant to them but also would be sacred to all who believe.

 

If we aren’t careful, instead of reflecting in awe on God and what He has done through Jesus, we will make the Lord’s Supper another time we go through the motions of religion. But each time we come to the Lord’s Table, we can pause, reflect, and take, just as His first disciples did. In this, we remember Him and His body and blood of the covenant that were given for us.

 

  • When have you been tempted to just “go through the motions” of the Lord’s Supper? Why is this dangerous?
  • What is your mindset when you take the Lord’s Supper? What needs to change in your heart in those times?
  • Pray and ask God to help you rightly remember Him as you come to His table.
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