1 Corinthians 11:23, 24 - Still Thankful.
1 Corinthians 11:23, 24 (NKJV) For I
received from the Lord that which I also delivered to
you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in
which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had
given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat;
this is My body which is broken for you; do this
in remembrance of Me.
If you knew bad things were about to
happen, would you still give thanks?
Jesus did. He gave thanks, knowing that
He was about to look into the throat of Hell
and bear the sins of the world.
The Bible tells us, The Lord Jesus on
the same night in which He was betrayed took
bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it
and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is
broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me
(1 Corinthians 11:23"24 NKJV).
Jesus knew the future. He knew what lay
ahead for Him would not be easy or pleasurable.
He knew that no one would deliver Him
from the cross. In fact, He even knew that one of
His own handpicked disciples, Judas Iscariot,
would betray Him. He knew the others would go into
hiding. And He knew that Simon Peter would openly
Jesus knew the whole story. Thats
because Jesus is God, and He is omniscient -
Then why did Jesus give thanks? Its
because He knew what His suffering would accomplish.
The greatest good of all time came from the
worst travesty of justice.
So if someone says they lost their faith
because of a certain crisis, then I would say
thats good, because they need to get rid of that
faith. Its worthless. The faith that cannot be
tested is a faith that cannot be trusted.
Anyone can praise God when the sky is
blue and the sun is shining. But if you can
praise God when the roof caves in, when the bottom
drops out, and when things go wrong, it says to me
that youre a true follower of Jesus Christ.
We must remember that despite our
immediate circumstances, God is always at work. And
thats a great reason to give thanks. [Greg Laurie
from Harvest Ministries;
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - How To Be Thankful
1 Peter 1:6, 7 - Joy in Trials.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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