Have you examined you heart and mind today and is it pure or filled with a dark cloud?

9/7/2020

28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:28

As I said earlier, before looking at this section to do with the Lords table in Greek tradition having long feasts with debate was a custom in Corinth.  There is a Greek word for this custom that has been passed down to the present.  The actress Joanne Lumly mentioned it in her programme on Greece.  So then the Breaking of Bread needed some corrections for this practice.  Holy Communion isn’t open to debates with lots of eating and drinking because we are coming into the very presence of God and we should show sobriety and respect to the Lord.   The Corinthians being a lively bunch of people needed to be reminded of this and we are not any different. So let us stop and look into our hearts.  Have we examined ourselves in a sober manner or have we come with a hedonistic mind set?  

Some Questions we could ask when we examine ourselves.

Have we sinned since the last time we broke bread?

Have we said sorry and repented of any wrong doing?

Have we repented of any unintentional sin?

If we have hurt someone in the congregation, have we made ammends Is my conscience clear?

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