1 Corinthians 11:23-25 – For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
“Do this in remembrance of me.” It is always important to remember where we come from. Without the sacrifice that Jesus made we would all be lost. There would be no hope and no future.
Jesus came to earth to fix what we messed up. Now that He has, we are made new in Him. It is important for us to reflect on what He did, but when we do we must be sure our heart is in the right place. In verse 28 Paul says, “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” Just like anything else, God looks at your heart. Why are you doing this? What is the reason behind your partaking of the bread and cup?
One reason we do it is that Jesus told us to, but it must not stop there. We must have the right attitude. It is not for our enjoyment, it is to bring glory to God. That is why we remember. It is a reflection of God’s Love for us. That is why Jesus went to the cross; that is why the sacrifice was made.
So, when you take the bread and drink of the cup, make sure your heart is right. Then reflect on the meaning behind what you are doing. In eating the bread you are remembering and joining with Christ as part of His body. With the cup we remember the new covenant that we have with God. The old is gone and the new is here