Reading Reflecting Responding
To the Word of God
Context: Matthew 26
Focus: Matthew 26:26-30
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and broke it into pieces after blessing it and gave it to the disciples, saying, Take this and eat it. This is my body. And He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, All of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and His people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. Then He said, mark my words, I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.
The bread and blood is symbolic of Christ’s sacrifice and more. Jesus offers up His Body and Blood to all Who believe. He expects us to partake of it all, not part of it, but all. When the devil tempted Jesus to turn the stones into bread, Jesus said that “man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God”.
The bread is His Word. Jesus is the Word, and we are cleansed and nourished by partaking of Him and applying His Word to our life. This is how we grow.
(Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3, Ephesians 5: 25-27, 1 John 1:7)
CR – Luke 22: 14-20, Luke 24: 30-32, 1 Corinthians 10: 14-17, 1 Corinthians 11: 23-29, Mark 6: 39-41, Acts 2: 42-47, Matthew 14:19-22, John 6: 32-40,