Something Spiritual

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The Lord’s Supper is not just another “act” it is not something we just do. It is not just a tradition. It is not mystical. It is Scriptural. It is spiritual. Because the crucifixion of Jesus was spiritual and Scriptural. Jesus states, He could have called twelve legions of angels (Matthew 26:53). He does not do that. He goes on to explain, “But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so” (Matthew 26:54)?

Jesus was bound by Scripture, God’s inspired word (2 Timothy 3:16) even when things were very bleak. If He had called the twelve legions of angels, the Old Testament Scriptures would not have been fulfilled and we would have no salvation. Jesus made the deliberate decision to obey God and submit to God’s will as prophesied in the Old Testament. This was more important than preserving His life and defeating the crowd who came at Him with swords and clubs.

In this one act of obedience, Jesus shows how essential it is to follow and obey God as He spoke through Scripture.

What a great lesson for us, in Jesus’s darkest hour He continued to obey God’s Word.

Many times, we forget why we have come to the Lord’s Table, sometimes we might think it is about us, our likes and dislikes.

We can easily be like the Christian at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 11 and make the Lord’s Supper about what we like or dislike. For example, some may like this container or that communion container; another dislikes the taste, or how it is served. But it is not about us, it is not what I like or dislike. The Lord’s Supper as well as our whole worship is not about us. It is about doing God’s will. It is about Christ and obeying Scripture.

Mark T. Tonkery
Norval Park church of Christ
Zanesville, OH

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