Meditations for the offering and communion
When you count your blessings, what do you include? Are you happy to live in an age of medical science? Are you thankful for your job? Perhaps your family is a blessing. When we start to list all the good things we enjoy in life, the list grows long. But what is at the top of the list? Psalm 32 gives us the answer. Verses 1 and 2 say,
Blessed is he(NIV)
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man
whose sin the LORD does not count against him
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
As we share the Lord’s Supper, remember the blessing of forgiveness Jesus provides each of us through his death and resurrection.
Do you enjoy blessings from God? God blesses us in many different ways. Some we take for granted. Some we myopically believe result from our talents and effort. We must realize God blesses us in ways spectacular and subtle. In fact, God promises to pour blessing over those who honor him. Malachi 3:10 says,
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.(NIV)
The offerings we bring to God displays our honor and respect for him.
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