Do this in remembrace of me!

9/3/2020

24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24

Jesus the Lord praying to his heavenly Father and our heavenly Father through and in Jesus Christ gives thanks.  Before moving on and speaking about this verse let us think about thanks in a general sense.  What does ‘thanks’ actually mean?  It is an ‘ appreciation and pleasure because of something that has been done for you:’

Taken from;  https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/thanks

So what sort of things have you given thanks for, not necessarily spiritual stuff but rather in your every day living.  Perhaps it was your birthday and someone gave you a present or perhaps someone got married 10 years ago and your give thanks.

The Lord gave thanks. According to FF Bruce perhaps this Judaic thanks could have been in Jesus Mind; “Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe , who bringest forth bread forth from the earth…” Or perhaps as it is the new covenant written in Jesus’ blood the annaugaration of the Church.  Whatever the case might mean in any thanksgiving by its very context there has to be gratitude.  The first blessing is important in that we need food for our daily lives but even more we should be grateful to our Lord for allowing us into the very presence of God through the blood of Christ.

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