Notice Each Other

1 Corinthians 11:33-34
"Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment."

The problem in 1 Corinthians 11 that calls for self-examination is not that the Corinthains don’t know enough to take the supper yet. It isn’t that Paul is unsure if they really know the Lord. The problem is that they are not pursuing holiness together. They were pursuing their desires, ignoring each other, while physically in the same room. They had to learn to wait for each other, and adjust their actions based on the group. They had to act not out of their hunger, but in a way that would convey the love of Christ to others.

We proclaim the Lord’s death as we do this together.


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