Judgment at the Table

Sermon text - Matthew 7:1-12 - Judge not, lest ye be judged

Rev 3:19-20 - "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

The Lord’s Table is a place of judgment. It is possible to eat and drink judgment on yourself here, not discerning the body. This is because the Lord’s Body, His Church, is being made spotless and unblemished. We lose focus, though, if we only emphasize this side of the coin. We lose the joy of the table, we don’t want to partake too often, b/c that’s all the more jeopardy we are in, we become scared of the table. The other side of this truth, that the Lord’s Table is a place of judgment, is that it shows forth God’s judgment on sin by showing us Christ’s death. This is judgment b/c as you partake by faith, you receive God’s judgment upon you, and it is: not guilty. Adopted. Loved, in Christ. He may rebuke and chasten us here. We must be zealous and repent, open our door to Him, and He will eat with us. What greater statement of acceptance and love is there from God to us? Believe. Rejoice in His judgment, accepting you as His child.


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