Eating at the Family Table

Luke 22:29-30 - And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

One privilege that family members have is to eat at the family table.  Servants eat downstairs, later.  But Jesus has called us friends and brothers.  We eat with Him, because we are heirs of His Kingdom.  Eating and drinking at His table goes hand in hand with judging and ruling with Him and for Him.  We don’t know all that this means, but we can consider God’s ways here, and begin to live and evaluate things according to God’s truth and grace and law and ways.

Since God has set us at peace with Him through the cross, let us also be at peace with each other.  When disputes arise let us fight for God’s glory, not our interests.  In our dispute and rebellion against God, He resolved it by sacrificing His dearest for us, to the point of death.  This table points to that sacrifice.  It shows us our enmity with God, mediated and resolved.  Bless the Lord for His goodness to us through Jesus.


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