Today’s Reading | 1 Corinthians 11
How serious is the communion service to God? Are our actions during communion important? Is God even aware that it takes place? When you read this chapter, you will realize communion is very important to God… probably more important than you thought. Paul included this chapter because the Corinthians were struggling with how they conducted communion. They came to the service with great division among themselves. Some did not wait but began eating on their own, some excluded individuals, and others were even getting drunk during the service. Paul made it very clear how significant communion is to God and that it should not be taken lightly. Some of the members of their church were sick and some had even died because they did not respond in a right way to this service of remembrance and examination. Communion is a solemn time to reflect on what Christ did for us at Calvary. It is also a time for us to examine our lives for sin and consider where we stand in our relationship with God. Do you do these things during communion at your church? Next time your church has communion, remember how significant this service really is.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?