See the Body of Which You're a Part

1 Cor 11:29
"For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body."

God’s command to discern the body is not a call to pull out the weeds of those around you that you suspect aren’t genuine. It isn’t a call to pull yourself out because you don’t think you are faithful enough. Discerning the body means paying attention to the other wheat around you. Don’t focus only on your needs and your feeding on Christ, but notice that you’re all eating from the same loaf at the same time because you’re the same body, the same field, with the same Lord and Savior. This should transform how we eat and drink here. There is a time to focus on Jesus so hard that you shut your eyes tight and bow your head. But here you are eating and drinking with many others and God means for us to focus on Jesus by seeing His Body. Look around. Consider the kingdom growing in each heart, the kingdom sowing more seeds every day, multiplying the number in Christ’s Church.


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