Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wisdom at This Table

Proverbs 9 says, “Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; 2 She has slaughtered her meat, She has mixed her wine, She has also furnished her table. 3 She has sent out her maidens, She cries out from the highest places of the city, 4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, 5 “Come, eat of my bread And drink of the wine I have mixed. 6 Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding.”

To come to this Table with faith is to come to Wisdom.  It is to come and partake of wisdom like one partakes of bread and wine.  With faith, it is partaking of wisdom while partaking of bread and wine.  Communion is many things, but one thing it is not is an empty ritual.  Come here in faith and you will meet and sup with Jesus, partaking of His body and blood, and you will be renewed, enjoying the renewal He has already given through His Word and Spirit.  Come here without faith, come here with rebellion in your heart and in your hands, and it is not that nothing will happen – rather it would have better for you to never have come.

But if you are in Jesus and He has summoned you, then you have no choice in the matter.  You must come.  You may come.  You may come now, letting go of all that sin in your hand and in your mouth so that you may take hold of the bread and drink the contents of the cup.  Come and welcome – again and again – to Jesus Christ.

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