Great question Michael! For sure, if we never take a look at ourselves honestly, the deceiver will step in and convince we are just fine….when maybe we are not. Thanks for this post, brother.
There was a problem among the early group of disciples in Corinth. It still continues among believers today.
I need to be careful. I need to examine myself and not look at others as missing God’s goal. I need to avoid being a hypocrite. Jesus detests that. I know it is true.
As a result of the unfairness and gluttony surrounding communion, Paul says they were not really even eating the Messiah’s Supper (verse 20). The people were not treating communion as a sacred ordinance instituted by Jesus.
Instead of reminding people of Jesus’ sacrifice, communion became a means of self-gratification, furthering the divisions among the Corinthian the disciples. After describing the situation and explaining what communion should be, Paul writes, “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Messiah in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood…
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