Devotional – Self Examination

Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:27-28 ESV

As Christians it is our privilege to meet together each Lord’s Day to remember our Lord Jesus Christ through the symbolism of bread and wine.  Before partaking of the bread and wine, however, Paul cautions us to first examine ourselves to ensure we partake in a worthy manner.

Are you harboring unconfessed sin?  Do you have feelings of bitterness or even hatred towards a fellow believer? If so, confess them to the Lord and then partake of the Supper.

One last thought: Paul instructs each person to examine himself.  He does not instruct us to examine and judge each other!


Editorial note: Originally published November 8, 2015 at


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