Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Life and Death

Life and Death. Communion is both. But it is meant for life. But even when it is producing death it is a death that leads to life. In Corinth, some of them were sick and dying because they were partaking of the Lord’s Table without discerning the body of Christ. That body is God’s people. They were not loving the brethren. They were selfish, choosing their own blessing, their own desires above others. This brought sickness and death.
         Furthermore, they were not discerning the Lord’s Body, Jesus, who died on the cross for them. They continued to sin and did not confess and repent of their sins. This gave the lie to the need for Jesus to die. If we do not need to repent of sins, then Jesus died needlessly. But He did not die needlessly. We needed His death to cover our sins. We must admit this so that His blood covers and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. In this is life.

         Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

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